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Where did the French Fornet family come from? What is the French Fornet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fornet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fornet family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Vernet, Verneto, Varnot, Vorne, Verney, Fornet, Forner, Forneret, Fornerat, Vernett, Vernette, Vernay, Fernet and many more.

First found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fornet research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1575 is included under the topic Early Fornet History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Fornet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fornet Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • A Fornet, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • C Fornet, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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  1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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The Fornet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fornet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 September 2010 at 13:28.

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