Forshay Family History

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Forshay Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Fortier. Possibly also a variant of English Forsey.

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


Similar surnames: Forshey, Forsey, Forshee, Foshay, Forhan, Foisy, Forsha, Forehand

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Forshay Family Origin

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Forshay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Machinist

    10%
  • At Home

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forshay. A less common occupation for the Forshay family was At Home. The most common Forshay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Forshay's were Farmers.

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Forshay Historical Records

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Forshay Life Expectancy

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