Fornes Family History

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Fornes Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the twelve farmsteads so named, from either Old Norse fura ‘pine’ or for ‘foremost’, ‘front’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’ (the latter etymology suggests a headland jutting out farther than others near it). Catalan (Fornés): respelling of Forners, either an occupational or a topographic name from the plural of Forner 2.

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


Similar surnames: Farnes, Furness, Forbes, Tornes, Forner, Horner, Forni, Cordes, Horne

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Fornes Family Origin

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Fornes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Cabinet Maker

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Clerk In Grocery Store

    7%

In 1880, the most common Fornes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Fornes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fornes family was Clerk In Grocery Store. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fornes.

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