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Force Name Meaning

English: variant of Foss Frost or Furze . English: variant of Forse from Old French force(s) ‘clipping-shears scissors forceps’. French: habitational name from (La) Force the name of several places mainly in the central and southern part of France (for example in Dordogne and Aude) named with Old French force ‘fortress stronghold’ (from Late Latin fortia a derivative of fortis ‘strong’). French: from force ‘strength’ used as a nickname for a strong man. Compare Laforce .

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

Similar surnames: Forge, Forte, Fosse, Furse, Forni, Forde, Ponce, Corte, Fonte, Porte

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Where is the Force family from?

You can see how Force families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Force family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Force families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 60 Force families living in New Jersey. This was about 32% of all the recorded Force's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Force families in 1840.
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What did your Force ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Force. 16% of Force men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Force women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Force were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Force. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Force 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Force. 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 74,000 military records available for the last name Force. For the veterans among your Force ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Force lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Force life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Force in 1949 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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