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Where did the Scottish Fourbister family come from? What is the Scottish Fourbister family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fourbister family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fourbister family history?In the Middle Ages, Viking immigrants settled the shores of Scotland and named many places. The Fourbister name was then created from one of these place names. They lived in Foubister, a township in the parish of St. Andrews, Orkney. The Orkney Islands were settled by Viking raiders led by Sigurd the Stout in the 9th century, after being dispossessed of their lands in Norway by the king of Norway as he extended his kingdom.
Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Fourbister include Foubister, Fowbister, Fourbister, Ffoubister, Fowbuster, Foubester, Fowbyster and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fourbister research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1516, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Fourbister History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Fourbister Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Fourbister name: David Foubister arrived in Pennsylvania in 1876.
The Fourbister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fourbister 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.
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