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Forth Family History

Forth Name Meaning

English: variant of Ford German: topographic name for someone who lived by a ford Middle High German vort vurt Middle Low German vorde ‘ford entrance way’ or a habitational name from a place in Franconia or in former Pomerania (now Poland) named Forth.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Furth, North, Fort, Worth, Horth, Borth, Horch, Firth, Foth, Forte

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Where is the Forth family from?

You can see how Forth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Forth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Forth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Forth family living in Illinois. This was about 17% of all the recorded Forth's in USA. Illinois and 5 other states had the highest population of Forth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Forth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Forth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Forth. 28% of Forth men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Forth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forth were Clerk and Proprietor. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Forth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forth 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Forth. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Forth. For the veterans among your Forth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Forth lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Forth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Forth in 1948 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

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