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Foran Family History

Foran Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fuartháin ‘descendant of Fuarthán’, a personal name derived from fuar ‘cold’. (The word fuarán also means ‘spring’ or ‘pool’.) The form Fuarthán was understood as fuarathán ‘cold little ford’, and the name has thus sometimes been translated as Ford.See Forand.

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

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Name Distribution of Foran Families

  • Number of Foran families
     62 - 122
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Foran families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Foran families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Foran Family Origin

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Foran Immigration Information

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Foran Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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