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Forseth Name Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Forseth family from?

You can see how Forseth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forseth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forseth families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Forseth family living in Connecticut. This was about 50% of all the recorded Forseth's in USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Forseth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forseth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forseth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forseth. 28% of Forseth men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Forseth women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forseth were Painter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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