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Forsythe Family History

Forsythe Name Meaning
Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

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

342,205 Historical Documents with Forsythe on Ancestry.com
80,111 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,445 Military Records
6,864 Immigration Records
60,577 Census and Voter Lists
184,208 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Forsythe Families

  • Number of Forsythe families
     122 - 242
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Forsythe families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Forsythe families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Forsythe Family Origin

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Forsythe Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Forsythe

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Forsythe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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