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Early Origins of the Defore family

The surname Defore was first found in Provence where this family held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Defore family

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Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1329, 1361, 1381, 1480, 1517, 1600, 1613, 1664, 1680, 1686, 1704, 1708, and 1711 are included under the topic Early Defore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Defore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Forel, Forelle, Forelles, Faurel, Faurelle, Faurelles, Forels, Faurels, de Forel, de Forelle, de Forelles, de Faurel, de Faurelle, de Faurelles, de Forels, de Faurels, Farrel and many more.

Early Notables of the Defore family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Defore family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Defore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Defore, aged 26, who emigrated to Dubuque, in 1900
  • Oscar Bennett Defore, aged 35, who settled in New York, in 1905
  • Fortunato Defore, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Defore (post 1700)

  • Donald John "Don" DeFore (1913-1993), American actor who played in many films in the 1940s and 1950s; best known as Erskin "Thorny" Thornberry, on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and as George "Mr. B." Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel

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