Early Origins of the Forres family
The surname Forres was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat
in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. They were a highly religious group. In 1360 William of Forres was archdeacon of Caithness
. They held a family seat at Strthylife at Kynlos. Later they held a family seat at Caithness
where Geoffrey de Forays was archdeacon of Moray.
Early History of the Forres family
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Forres Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Forres, Fore, Forres, Forrays, Foray, Forays and others.
Early Notables of the Forres family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forres family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..