Forest Family History

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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

What did your Forest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. The most common Forest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Forest's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forest ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Forest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Forest. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Forest. For the veterans among your Forest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forest Life Expectancy

What is the average Forest lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Forest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Forest in 1942 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forest ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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