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Forgey Family History

Forgey Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of French Forget or an altered spelling of Scottish Forgie.

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


Similar surnames: Forsey, Forrey, Forney, Morley, Gorney, Forget, Forge, Forcey, Forkey

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Where is the Forgey family from?

You can see how Forgey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forgey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forgey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Forgey families living in Tennessee. This was about 45% of all the recorded Forgey's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Forgey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forgey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forgey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forgey. 26% of Forgey men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Forgey women worked as a Farm Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forgey were Truck Driver and House Keeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Labor
    17%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • House Keeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Forgey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forgey 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Forgey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Forgey. For the veterans among your Forgey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forgey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Forgey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Forgey in 1945 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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