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Forshaw Family History

Forshaw Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place so called, perhaps Forshaw Heath in Solihull, Warwickshire, although the modern distribution is much further north.

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

154,723 Historical Documents with Forshaw on Ancestry.com
71,936 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,385 Military Records
3,325 Immigration Records
22,381 Census and Voter Lists
55,696 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Forshaw Families

  • Number of Forshaw families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Forshaw families
     972 - 1,942
     325 - 971
     1 - 324
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Forshaw families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Forshaw Family Origin

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Forshaw Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Forshaw

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Forshaw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Forshaw census records

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Forshaw Civil War Service Records

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