Forman Family History

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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 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forman. 11% of Forman men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Forman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forman were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Forman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 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 13,000 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 14,000 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.

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