Foran Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fuartháin ‘descendant of Fuarthán’, a personal name derived from fuar ‘cold’. (The word fuarán also means ‘spring’ or ‘pool’.) The form Fuarthán was understood as fuarathán ‘cold little ford’, and the name has thus sometimes been translated as Ford. See Forand.

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

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Foran Family Origin

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Foran Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1880, the most common Foran occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Foran's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foran. A less common occupation for the Foran family was Tailor.

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Foran Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Foran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Foran in 1952 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foran

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