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Force Family History

Force Name Meaning
English: variant of Fosse. There has been some confusion with northwestern English force in the sense of ‘waterfall’, it is possible that the surname may also have arisen as a topographic name for someone living by a waterfall.French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortress or stronghold, Old French force, Late Latin fortia, a derivative of fortis ‘strong’ (see Fort). There are several places named with this word (for example in Aude, and baronial lands in the Dordogne), and it may also be a habitational name from any of these.

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

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32,840 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
74,194 Military Records
1,980 Immigration Records
32,092 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Force Families

  • Number of Force families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Force families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Force last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Force Family Origin

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Force Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Force

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Force Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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