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Forder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Forder surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived near a "ford" in a river, a shallow place where a river could be crossed without a bridge.

Early Origins of the Forder family


The surname Forder was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Forder family


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Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1397 and 1407 are included under the topic Early Forder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Forder Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Forder include Forder, Forders and others.

Early Notables of the Forder family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Forder family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Forder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matthew Forder, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Philip Forder purchased land in Pennsylvania in 1682

Forder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Deborah Forder and her two children settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765

Forder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Forder, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) planter 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  • Francis Forder, English Convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Contemporary Notables of the name Forder (post 1700)


  • Damian Forder (b. 1979), English cricketer
  • Anna Forder (1951-1968), Canadian pair skater at the 1968 Winter Olympics
  • Annemarie Forder (b. 1978), Australian Olympic bronze medalist air pistol shotter at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Professor Henry Forder, Mathematician from New Zealand
  • Charles Robert Forder, Canon and Prebendary of Fenton in Yorkshire county

Historic Events for the Forder family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Kenneth B. Forder, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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