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Forrester Family History

Forrester Name Meaning
English: occupational or topographic name, from a derivative of Forrest.

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

721,365 Historical Documents with Forrester on Ancestry.com
156,908 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,418 Military Records
20,134 Immigration Records
100,172 Census and Voter Lists
429,733 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Forrester Families

  • Number of Forrester families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Forrester families
     375 - 748
     126 - 374
     1 - 125
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Forrester families
     268 - 534
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Forrester census records

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Forrester Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Forrester families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Forrester Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Forrester families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Forrester

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Forrester Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Forrester census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Forrester ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Forrester Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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