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The surname laforÍst is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Foret is derived from the Old French word "foret," meaning "forest," and distinguished a person who lived in or near such a place. In some cases it may have been used as an occupational surname for a forester.

Early Origins of the laforÍst family


The surname laforÍst was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the RhŰne-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this renowned family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the laforÍst family

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Early History of the laforÍst family


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Another 609 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1442, 1539, 1620, 1638, 1790, 1793, 1580, 1659, 1636 and 1712 are included under the topic Early laforÍst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laforÍst Spelling Variations

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laforÍst Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Foret, Forest, Forez, Forait, Foraie, Forais, Foraies, Forť, ForÍt, ForÍst, Forer, Forey, La Foret, La Forest, La Forez, La Forait, La Foraie, La Forais, La Foraies, La Forť, La ForÍt, La ForÍst, Laforest, La Forer and many more.

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Early Notables of the laforÍst family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the laforÍst family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the laforÍst family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the laforÍst family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laforÍst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Gabriel LaForest, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [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)
  • Antoine LaForest, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [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)

laforÍst Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean LaForest, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jabal LaForest, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jacques LaForest, who arrived in Montreal in 1658

laforÍst Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jeanne LaForest, aged 31, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name laforÍst (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name laforÍst (post 1700)


  • George LaForest, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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The laforÍst Motto

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The laforÍst Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tout travers
Motto Translation: All through


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Citations

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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 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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