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Forays History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Forays family


The surname Forays 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 Forays family


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Forays Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Forays family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Forays family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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