Forrister Family History

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Forrister Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Forrester, a variant of Forrest.

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

Similar surnames: Forister, Forrester, Forester, Forster, Foister, Worster, Farris

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Forrister Family Origin

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Forrister Family Occupations

What did your Forrister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Forrister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Forrister's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forrister family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forrister.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forrister ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Forrister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Forrister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forrister 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 387 immigration records available for the last name Forrister. 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 644 military records available for the last name Forrister. For the veterans among your Forrister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forrister Life Expectancy

What is the average Forrister lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Forrister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Forrister in 1957 was 53, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forrister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forrister ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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