The tale of the name Forbus begins with a family who lived in the lands of Forbes on Aberdeenshire
where the family's history dates back before 1000 AD
Early Origins of the Forbus family
The surname Forbus was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, at Pitscottie from 1168, which was later named "the Braes of Forbes." Legend has it that the founder of the Clan
, Oconochar, slew a bear in order to take up residence there. One of the first records of the name from this region was Duncan de Forbeys who received a grant of lands c. 1272 from King Alexander III. Later, John de Fernboys was listed as rendering allegiance to King Edward I
in 1296. It was also found that a William of Forbace was canon of Aberdeen in 1464
Early History of the Forbus family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forbus research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1581, 1626, 1380, 1448, 1611, 1680, 1644, 1704, 1685, 1747, 1629, 1712, 1590, 1632, 1623, 1696, 1671 and are included under the topic Early Forbus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Forbus Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Forbus has been spelled Forbes, Forbose, Forbess, Forbeis (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Forbus family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Alexander de Forbes, (c.
1380-1448) 1st Lord Forbes, progenitor of the lordship; Patrick Forbes (1611?-1680), Scottish bishop of Caithness; and Duncan Forbes (1644-1704), a Scottish... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forbus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Forbus family to Ireland
Some of the Forbus family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Forbus family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Forbus:
Forbus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Forbus, who landed in Maryland in 1716 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Forbus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Miss Forbus, who settled in America, in 1904
- Mrs. M. S. Forbus, who landed in America, in 1904
- Wiley Forbus, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
- Elizabeth G. Forbus, aged 4, who landed in America from Bridgefort, Conn., in 1922
- Sample B. Forbus, aged 31, who settled in Bridgefort, Conn., in 1922
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Contemporary Notables of the name Forbus (post 1700)
- Ken Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Education at Northwestern University
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)