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Fors Family History

Fors Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish fors ‘waterfall’, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this element as first or second element.

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

Similar surnames: Foss, Ford, Force, Horst, Born, Ori, Forst, Fort, Forss, Moers

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Where is the Fors family from?

You can see how Fors families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fors family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fors families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fors family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fors's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Fors families in 1840.
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What did your Fors ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fors. 16% of Fors men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Fors women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fors were Machinist and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Fors. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fors census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fors. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fors. For the veterans among your Fors ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fors lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Fors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Fors in 1955 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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