Forseth Family History

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Forseth Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads, notably in Trøndelag, so named either from Old Norse fors ‘waterfall’ or fura ‘pine’ + set ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Borseth, Roseth, Fornes, Finseth, Fosse, Gulseth, Mauseth, Dorsett

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Forseth Family Origin

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Forseth Family Occupations

What did your Forseth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Forseth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Forseth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forseth family was Keep Store. Farmer, Book Binder and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forseth.

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  • Farmer

  • Book Binder

  • Carpenter

  • Keep Store


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

Forseth Historical Records

What Forseth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Forseth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forseth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Forseth

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Forseth. 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 537 military records available for the last name Forseth. For the veterans among your Forseth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forseth Life Expectancy

What is the average Forseth lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Forseth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Forseth in 1950 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forseth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forseth 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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