Forton Family History

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Forton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Hampshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire named Forton, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. French: variant of Fortin.

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


Similar surnames: Morton, Horton, Norton, Gorton, Worton, Orton, Lorton, Dorton, Foston

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Forton Family Origin

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Forton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Cotton Spinner

    11%
  • Pauper

    11%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Forton family was Pauper. The most common Forton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 22% of Forton's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forton.

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Forton Historical Records

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Forton Life Expectancy

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