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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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Forsey Family Origin

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Forsey Family Occupations

What did your Forsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forsey family was Blacksmith. The most common Forsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Forsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Boot Seamer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsey.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot Seamer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Forsey Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Forsey Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forsey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forsey 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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