Forde Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Ford 1 and 2. This is a very common spelling in Ireland. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Førde (there are eleven on the west coast), from Old Norse fyrði, dative of fjórðr ‘fjord’.

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

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Forde Family Origin

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Forde Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forde family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forde. The most common Forde occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Forde's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Forde | Data not to scale

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Forde Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Forde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Forde in 1947 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forde

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