Forton Family History

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Forton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Hampshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire named Forton, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’. French: variant of Fortin.

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

Similar surnames: Morton, Horton, Norton, Gorton, Worton, Orton, Lorton, Dorton, Foston

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Forton Family Origin

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Forton Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Forton. 26% of Forton men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Forton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Forton were Painter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Forton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Forton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Forton 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Forton. 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 842 military records available for the last name Forton. For the veterans among your Forton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Forton Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Forton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Forton in 1963 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

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