Foray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Foray family

The surname Foray 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 Foray family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foray research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1368, 1441 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Foray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Foray Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Forres, Fore, Forres, Forrays, Foray, Forays and others.

Early Notables of the Foray family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Foray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Foray migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Foray Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bonaventure Foray, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Margueritte Foray, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Marie Foray, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Sopphie Foray, who arrived in Maryland in 1763 [1]
  • Magdelaine Foray, who landed in Maryland in 1763 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Foray (post 1700) +

  • June Foray (1917-2017), American voice actor, one of the leading voice artists of the golden age of animation, working with both the Warner Bros. animation department and the Disney studios, known for her voices as Granny in the "Tweety and Sylvester" cartoons and as Nell in "Dudley Do-Right"
  • Prof. Dominique Foray, French economist
  • Cyril Foray (1934-2003), Sierra Leonean educator, politician, diplomat and historian


  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)


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