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Forgette Family History

Forgette Name Meaning

French Canadian spelling of Forget, reflecting the Canadian pronunciation of the final -t.

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

Similar surnames: Bonnette, Boulette, Follette, Forgey, Fossett, Marzette, Barrette

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Where is the Forgette family from?

You can see how Forgette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forgette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Forgette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 3 Forgette families living in Wisconsin. This was about 75% of all the recorded Forgette's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Forgette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forgette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forgette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forgette. 41% of Forgette men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Forgette women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forgette were Loom Fixer and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Loom Fixer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
  • Hairdresser
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forgette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forgette census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 205 immigration records available for the last name Forgette. 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 500 military records available for the last name Forgette. For the veterans among your Forgette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forgette lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Forgette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Forgette in 1956 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

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