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Forkey Family History

Forkey Name Meaning

New England respelling of French Fortier.

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


Similar surnames: Forrey, Forsey, Forney, Forsee, Forgey, Forcey, Gorley, Folley, Fouke

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Where is the Forkey family from?

You can see how Forkey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forkey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Forkey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 64 Forkey families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Forkey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Forkey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forkey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forkey. 40% of Forkey men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Forkey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forkey were Machinist and Machine Operator. .

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Assembler
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forkey 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 87 immigration records available for the last name Forkey. 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 452 military records available for the last name Forkey. For the veterans among your Forkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forkey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Forkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Forkey in 1954 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

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