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Forrestal Name Meaning

Irish: according to MacLysaght, from a dialect word meaning ‘paddock’. It was the name of a prominent Anglo-Norman family.

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


Similar surnames: Forrest, Forbes, Forren, Foresta, Forristall, Forrester, Ferrera

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Forrestal Family Origin

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Forrestal Family Occupations

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  • Painter

    33%
  • Pattern Maker

    33%
  • Washerwoman

    33%

In 1880, Painter and Pattern Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Forrestal. The most common Forrestal occupation in the USA was Painter. 33% of Forrestal's were Painters. A less common occupation for the Forrestal family was Washerwoman.

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Forrestal Life Expectancy

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