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

What did your Forton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Forton. 6% of Forton men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 54% of Forton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forton were Assurance Agent and Cook Paid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    6%
  • Dock Labourer
    6%
  • Assembler Scientific Instruments
    3%
  • Assurance Agent
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    54%
  • Advertising Clerk
    3%
  • Cook
    3%
  • Cook Paid Domestic
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Forton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Forton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forton 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Forton. 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 842 military records available for the last name Forton. For the veterans among your Forton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forton Life Expectancy

What is the average Forton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Forton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Forton in 1963 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forton

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