Last name: FORMAN

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FORMAN : This last name is indexed 55,818 times on Geneanet!

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FORMAN : 1: English: status name for a leader or spokesman for a group from Middle English fore-man ‘foreman reeve’ (from the Old English prefix fore- ‘foremost’ + mann ‘man’). The word is attested in this sense from the 15th century but is not used specifically for the leader of a gang of workers before the late 16th century.2: English: variant of Fordman with loss of -d- from Middle English ford ‘ford’ (Old English ford) + man denoting either a dweller by or a keeper of a ford. Compare Forder.3: Americanized form of German Fohrmann (see Fohrman).4: Czech and Jewish (from Bohemia and Moravia): occupational name for a carter Czech forman a loanword from German.

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