Forth Family History

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Forth Name Meaning

English: variant of Ford 1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a ford, Middle High German vurt ‘ford’, or a habitational name from a place in Franconia named Forth.

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

Similar surnames: Furth, North, Fort, Worth, Horth, Borth, Horch, Firth, Foth, Forte

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Forth Family Origin

Where is the Forth family from?

Forth Family Occupations

What did your Forth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forth. A less common occupation for the Forth family was Labourer. The most common Forth occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Forth's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Forth Historical Records

What Forth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Forth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Forth

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Forth. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Forth. For the veterans among your Forth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forth Life Expectancy

What is the average Forth lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Forth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Forth in 1948 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forth 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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