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Forest Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Forrest. It is also found in both French and Catalan as a surname in this spelling, with the same origin and meaning. Translation of French Laforêt (see Laforest).

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


Similar surnames: Foret, Fones, Laforest, Forrest, Forester, Forse, Fares, Deforest

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Forest Family Origin

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Forest Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Forest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Forest's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forest. A less common occupation for the Forest family was Farm Laborer.

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Forest Historical Records

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Forest Life Expectancy

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Famous Forest Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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