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Dforest Family History

Dforest Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Deforest, Forest, Forrest, Laforest, Dorst, Foret, Forst, Deforrest

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Where is the Dforest family from?

You can see how Dforest families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dforest family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Dforest family living in Oregon. This was 100% of all the recorded Dforest's in USA. Oregon had the highest population of Dforest families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dforest surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dforest ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 24 census records available for the last name Dforest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dforest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dforest. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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