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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Forbis was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Forbis family lived in the lands of Forbes on Aberdeenshire where the family's history dates back before 1000 AD

Forbis Early Origins



The surname Forbis was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, at Pitscottie from 1168, which was later named "the Braes of Forbes." Legend has it that the founder of the Clan, Oconochar, slew a bear in order to take up residence there. One of the first records of the name from this region was Duncan de Forbeys who received a grant of lands c. 1272 from King Alexander III. Later, John de Fernboys was listed as rendering allegiance to King Edward I of England in 1296. It was also found that a William of Forbace was canon of Aberdeen in 1464

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Forbis Spelling Variations


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Forbis Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Forbis has been spelled Forbes, Forbose, Forbess, Forbeis (Gaelic) and others.

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Forbis Early History


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Forbis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forbis research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1581, 1626, 1380, 1448, 1611, 1680, 1644, 1704, 1685, 1747, 1629, 1712, 1590, 1632, 1623, 1696, 1671 and are included under the topic Early Forbis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forbis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forbis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Alexander de Forbes, (c. 1380-1448) 1st Lord Forbes, progenitor of the lordship; Patrick Forbes (1611?-1680), Scottish bishop of Caithness; and Duncan Forbes (1644-1704), a Scottish...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forbis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forbis In Ireland


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Forbis In Ireland



Some of the Forbis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 255 words (18 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Forbis:

Forbis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Forbis, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • William Forbis, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Forbis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Forbis, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

Forbis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William P Forbis, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forbis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forbis (post 1700)



  • Christopher Forbis, American animation script writer and voice actor
  • Amanda Forbis, Canadian animator who with her partner Wendy Tilby, received their second Academy Award nomination in 2012, known for thier work on When the Day Breaks (1999), Wild Life (2011) and United Airlines: The Meeting (2006)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Forbis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forbis 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 7 December 2015 at 21:20.

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