Forde Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Jorde, Ford, Force, Fosse, Horne, Forte, Forge, Cordes, Cordle, Borne

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Forde Family Origin

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Forde Family Occupations

What did your Forde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forde. 15% of Forde men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Forde women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forde were Proprietor and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Forde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Forde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forde 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Forde. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Forde. For the veterans among your Forde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forde Life Expectancy

What is the average Forde lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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