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Forness Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Fornes or Furness.

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


Similar surnames: Garness, Furniss, Forbess, Forbus, Furnish, Fones, Holness, Forest

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Forness Family Origin

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Forness Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Hotel Keeper

    10%
  • Labor

    10%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forness. The most common Forness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Forness's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forness family was Labor.

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Forness Historical Records

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Forness Life Expectancy

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