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Forer Family History

Forer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by a prominent fir tree from Middle High German vorhe ‘fir’. Altered form of German Fahrer or Forrer .

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

Similar surnames: Dorer, Fuhrer, Kober, Foret, Borer, Hober, Fleer, Comer, Oder, Rorer

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Where is the Forer family from?

You can see how Forer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Forer family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Forer's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Forer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forer. 37% of Forer men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Forer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forer were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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What Forer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 459 immigration records available for the last name Forer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 653 military records available for the last name Forer. For the veterans among your Forer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Forer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Forer in 1962 was 68, and 79 in 2004.

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