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Foret Family History

Foret Name Meaning

French (Forêt): from Old French forest ‘forest’, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or an occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. See also Forrest. This surname is frequent in LA.

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


Similar surnames: Fort, Forst, Forest, Forni, Mort, Forer, Fornes, Forcht, Forth, Font

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Where is the Foret family from?

You can see how Foret families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foret family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Foret families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Foret families living in Louisiana. This was about 86% of all the recorded Foret's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Foret families in 1840.
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What did your Foret ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Foret. 28% of Foret men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Foret women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foret were Manager and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 829 immigration records available for the last name Foret. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Foret. For the veterans among your Foret ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Foret lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Foret life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Foret in 1952 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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