Forthman Family History

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Forthman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Fortmann.

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


Similar surnames: Fortman, Wortman, Hirshman, Zortman, Werthman, Hortman, Hershman

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Forthman Family Origin

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Forthman Family Occupations

What did your Forthman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Forthman family was Hatter. The most common Forthman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Forthman's were Farmers. Farmer, Beer Bottles and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forthman.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Beer Bottles

    13%
  • Cooper

    13%
  • Hatter

    13%

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

Forthman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

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

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Forthman Life Expectancy

What is the average Forthman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Forthman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Forthman in 1961 was 64, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Forthman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Forthman 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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