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Forsha Family History

Forsha Name Meaning

Variant of Foshay a surname of Breton origin.

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


Similar surnames: Forshaw, Forshay, Forson, Folse, Soha, Korson, Forsey, Fortna, Forse

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Where is the Forsha family from?

You can see how Forsha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forsha family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forsha families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Forsha family living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Forsha's in USA. Missouri and 2 other states had the highest population of Forsha families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forsha surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forsha ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forsha. 38% of Forsha men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Forsha women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forsha were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    38%
  • Salesman
    25%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    43%
  • Waitress
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Forsha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsha 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 86 immigration records available for the last name Forsha. 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 373 military records available for the last name Forsha. For the veterans among your Forsha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forsha lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Forsha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Forsha in 1958 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

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