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Foearde is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a keeper of the ford or river crossing.

Foearde Early Origins



The surname Foearde was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Foearde Early History


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Foearde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foearde research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1804, 1640, 1642, 1586, 1640, 1559, 1616, 1594, 1615, 1598, 1674, 1662, 1619, 1699, 1619, 1684, 1660, 1664, 1669 and are included under the topic Early Foearde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foearde Spelling Variations


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Foearde Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Foearde include Forde, Ford, Alford and others.

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Foearde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foearde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: William Ford or Foord (c.1559-1616?), Church of England clergyman, he may have been the same William Ford who became Rector of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire in 1594 or the William Ford who became Vicar of Bristow, Herefordshire in 1615; Thomas Ford (1598-1674), an English...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foearde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foearde In Ireland


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Foearde In Ireland



Some of the Foearde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Foearde were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Charles Ford who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Ford settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Edward, Frederick, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Phillip, Richard, Thomas and William Ford all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865..

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