Forbush Family History

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Forbush Name Meaning

Scottish: altered form of the Scottish name Forbes, which was traditionally pronounced as two syllables. Respelling of German Vorbusch, a topographic name for someone living on the edge of a wood, from vor ‘in front of’ + North German Busch ‘wood’, ‘bush’.

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

Similar surnames: Furbush, Forbus, Forbes, Fawbush, Dornbusch, Brush, Rosebush

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Forbush Family Origin

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Forbush Family Occupations

What did your Forbush ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forbush. A less common occupation for the Forbush family was Carpenter. The most common Forbush occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Forbush's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Forbush Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Forbush. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forbush census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 593 immigration records available for the last name Forbush. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Forbush. For the veterans among your Forbush ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forbush Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Forbush life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Forbush in 1945 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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