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Forsey Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Avon): topographic name for someone living in or by a furze-covered enclosure, from Old English fyrs ‘furze’ + hæg ‘enclosure’. Americanized spelling of French Fortier.

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


Similar surnames: Forse, Fossey, Horsey, Force, Forshey, Forge, Forrey, Forgey, Corsey

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Where is the Forsey family from?

You can see how Forsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forsey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Forsey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Forsey's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Forsey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forsey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forsey. 25% of Forsey men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Forsey women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forsey were Proprietor 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    45%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Forsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsey 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 Forsey. 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 727 military records available for the last name Forsey. For the veterans among your Forsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forsey lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Forsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Forsey in 1955 was 58, and 79 in 2003.

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