Forbis Family History

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Forbis Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Forbes, reflecting the traditional pronunciation as two syllables.

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

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Forbis Family Origin

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Forbis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forbis. The most common Forbis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Forbis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forbis family was Laborer.

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Forbis Life Expectancy

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