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Foray Early Origins



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.

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Foray Spelling Variations


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Foray Spelling Variations



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

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Foray Early History


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Foray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foray research. Another 179 words (13 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.

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Foray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foray Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Foray Notables 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



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
  • Margueritte Foray, who arrived in Maryland in 1763
  • Marie Foray, who landed in Maryland in 1763
  • Sopphie Foray, who arrived in Maryland in 1763
  • Magdelaine Foray, who landed in Maryland in 1763

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foray (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foray (post 1700)



  • June Foray (b. 1917), one of the leading voice artists of the golden age of animation, working with both the Warner Bros. animation department and the Disney studios
  • Prof. Dominique Foray, French economist
  • Cyril Foray (1934-2003), Sierra Leonean educator, politician, diplomat and historian

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Foray Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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    The Foray Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foray Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2013 at 15:31.

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