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Forman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of swine, Middle English foreman, from Old English for ‘hog’, ‘pig’ + mann ‘man’. English: status name for a leader or spokesman for a group, from Old English fore ‘before’, ‘in front’ + mann ‘man’. The word is attested in this sense from the 15th century, but is not used specifically for the leader of a gang of workers before the late 16th century. Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia, Moravia): occupational name for a carter, Czech forman, a loanword from German.

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


Similar surnames: Dorman, Farman, Gorman, Furman, Norman, Florman, Orman, German, Organ

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Forman Family Origin

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Forman Family Occupations

What did your Forman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forman family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forman. The most common Forman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Forman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Forman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Forman Life Expectancy

What is the average Forman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Forman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Forman in 1941 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forman 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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