Forst Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest or an occupational name for someone who worked in one, from Middle High German forst ‘forest’. Czech (Foršt): from German (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Vorst, Fort, Foret, Borst, Dorst, Forrest, Furst, Most, Forcht, Horst

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Forst Family Origin

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Forst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forst. The most common Forst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Forst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forst family was Carpenter.

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Forst Historical Records

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Forst Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Forst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Forst in 1952 was 67, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forst

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