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Forbus Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Forbis, Forbush, Forbes, Forbess, Furbush, Fogus, Fobes, Fobbs

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Forbus Family Origin

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Forbus Family Occupations

What did your Forbus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Forbus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Forbus's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forbus. A less common occupation for the Forbus family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Keeps House

    5%

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Forbus Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Forbus ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Forbus Life Expectancy

What is the average Forbus lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, Forbus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Forbus in 1959 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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