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Forst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Forst family


The surname Forst was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Forst family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forst research.
Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1739, 1820, 1576, 1624, 1615 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Forst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Forst Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Voorst, Voorstad, Voorsteegh, Voort, Vorst, Vorstell, Vorstern, Vorstman and many more.

Early Notables of the Forst family (pre 1700)


Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Forst family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Forst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Forst, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]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)

Forst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hendryk Forst, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]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)
  • Henrich Forst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]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)
  • Abraham Forst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1780

Forst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Forst, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1855 [1]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)
  • Arnold Forst, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1867
  • Barb. Forst, who arrived in New York, NY in 1870
  • Anna Forst, who arrived in Chicago in 1870
  • Anna Forst, who settled in Chicago in 1870

Forst Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • lames Forst, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Forst (post 1700)


  • Marion Francis Forst (1910-2007), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Dodge City (1960-1976)
  • Donald H. Forst (1932-2014), American newspaper editor
  • Francis A. Forst, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1973 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Werner Forst (1892-1971), German general during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Rainer Forst (b. 1964), German philosopher and political theorist
  • Grete Forst (1878-1942), born Margarete Feiglstock, an Austrian soprano
  • Willi Forst (1903-1980), born Wilhelm Anton Frohs, an Austrian actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer and singer
  • Judith Doris Forst OC OBC (b. 1943), née Lumb, a Canadian mezzo-soprano

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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