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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Forbis

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From Latin forficis plural of forfex.

  1. scissors
    un pèra 'd forbiś - a pair of scissors
  2. shears
  3. pincers

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Popularity of Forbis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Forbis U.S.
  White 92.25% 64.26%
  African American 2.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Forbis

People with the last name Forbis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Forbis

  • How Popular is the name Forbis? As a last name Forbis was the 14,591st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Forbis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Forbis is Monday, October 26th, 1896.
  • How unique is the name Forbis? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Forbis. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Forbis: Your name in reverse order is Sibrof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fsiobr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Forbis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,040 people with the last name Forbis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Forbis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Forbis as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Forbiss Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Forbis born Nov 21, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 775. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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