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Forston Family History

Forston Name Meaning
Possibly an English habitational name from Forston, a place in Dorset, recorded in 1236 as Fosardeston ‘estate (tun) of the Forsard family’; a family which was there from the early 13th century. ADM.

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

9,494 Historical Documents with Forston on Ancestry.com
2,123 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
233 Military Records
203 Immigration Records
2,259 Census and Voter Lists
4,676 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Forston Families

  • Number of Forston families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Forston families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Forston families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Forston census records

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Forston Family Origin

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Forston Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Forston

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Forston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Forston census records

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Forston Civil War Service Records

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