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Forstrom Family History

Forstrom Name Meaning
Swedish (Forsström): ornamental name composed of the elements fors ‘waterfall’ + ström ‘river’.

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

10,123 Historical Documents with Forstrom on Ancestry.com
5,725 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
340 Military Records
839 Immigration Records
1,374 Census and Voter Lists
1,845 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Forstrom Families

  • Number of Forstrom families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Forstrom families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Forstrom last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Forstrom census records

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Forstrom Family Origin

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Forstrom Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Forstrom

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Forstrom Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Forstrom census records

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Military Service by Forstrom

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