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Profiles

  • Abigail Force (1702 - 1793)
  • Ashley Force Hood
    Force Hood (born November 29, 1982) is a former Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer for John Force Racing. She is the daughter of 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion John Force and Laur...
  • Brittany Force
    Leighton Force (born July 8, 1986) is an NHRA drag racer and 2017 NHRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel dragster champion. She is the daughter of drag racer John Force and the sister of fellow racers Courtn...
  • Charlotte Jane O'Rear (1829 - 1894)
    Charlotte Jane Force O'Rear BIRTH 8 Nov 1829 New York, USA DEATH 22 Nov 1894 (aged 65) Mentone, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA BURIAL Bankhead Cemetery Mentone, DeKalb County, Alabama, USA MEMORIAL ID 45...

About the Force surname

Force

Meaning

  • English: variant of Fosse. There has been some confusion with northwestern English force in the sense of ‘waterfall’, it is possible that the surname may also have arisen as a topographic name for someone living by a waterfall.
  • French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortress or stronghold, Old French force, Late Latin fortia, a derivative of fortis ‘strong’ (see Fort). There are several places named with this word (for example in Aude, and baronial lands in the Dordogne), and it may also be a habitational name from any of these.

[Reference: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4]