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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

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Forman Family Origin

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Forman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Forman family was Farming.

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Forman Life Expectancy

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