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Forsman Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fors ‘waterfall’ + man ‘man’. German (Forsmann): variant of Forstmann, itself a variant of Förster (see Forster).

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


Similar surnames: Forman, Foreman, Gossman, Mersman, Rosman, Nordman, Horstman, Norman

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Forsman Family Origin

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Forsman Family Occupations

What did your Forsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forsman family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Clerk In Store and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forsman. The most common Forsman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Forsman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Clerk In Store

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Forsman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Forsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forsman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Forsman

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Forsman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Forsman. For the veterans among your Forsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forsman Life Expectancy

What is the average Forsman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Forsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Forsman in 1946 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forsman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forsman 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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