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Forsythe Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Forsyth, North, Forte, Garthe, Furse, Forston, Forth, Fordyce, Fosse

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Forsythe Family Origin

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Forsythe Family Occupations

What did your Forsythe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Annuitant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsythe. The most common Forsythe occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Forsythe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forsythe family was Colporteur.

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Colporteur

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forsythe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Forsythe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forsythe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsythe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Forsythe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Forsythe. For the veterans among your Forsythe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forsythe Life Expectancy

What is the average Forsythe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Forsythe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Forsythe in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forsythe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forsythe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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