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Fordyce Early Origins



The surname Fordyce was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held the lands of Fordyce in a parish of that same name.

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Fordyce Spelling Variations


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Fordyce Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fordyce, Fordise, Fordys, Fordyce, Foirdyse, Foirdyse and many more.

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Fordyce Early History


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Fordyce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fordyce research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1464, 1541, 1567, and 1590 are included under the topic Early Fordyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fordyce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fordyce Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fordyce In Ireland


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Fordyce In Ireland



Some of the Fordyce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 96 words (7 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fordyce Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fordyce settled in Jamaica in 1730
  • John Fordyce, who arrived in Jamaica in 1730

Fordyce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Janet Dingwall, Magdelen Dingwall and Mary Arbuthnott Fordyce also settled in Wellington County
  • William Dingwall Fordyce settled in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • William Dingwall Fordyce, who landed in Charleston South Carolina in 1830
  • D D Fordyce, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Fordyce Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Dingwall Fordyce settled in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada in 1836

Fordyce Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Fordyce, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Fordyce Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Fordyce arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Mary Fordyce arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fordyce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fordyce (post 1700)



  • John Addison Fordyce (1858-1925), American dermatologist who identified Fordyce's spot, Angiokeratoma of Fordyce, Brooke-Fordyce trichoepithelioma, Fordyce's disease, Fordyce's lesion, and Fox-Fordyce disease
  • Samuel W. Fordyce (1840-1919), American railroad executive, President of St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway (1886-1889), President of St. Louis Southwestern Railway (1890-1898) and President of Kansas City Southern Railway in 1900
  • Brook Fordyce (b. 1970), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1995 to 2004
  • William Dingwall Fordyce (1836-1875), Scottish Liberal politician, Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire (1866-1868)
  • Sir William Fordyce (1724-1792), Scottish physician, brother of David Fordyce
  • David Fordyce (1711-1751), Scottish philosopher
  • Alexander Fordyce (d. 1789), Scottish banker involved in the bank run on Neal, James, Fordyce and Down in 1772
  • George Fordyce (1736-1802), Scottish physician, Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • James Fordyce (1720-1796), Scottish clergyman, compiler and primary author of Fordyce's Sermons
  • Tom Fordyce, British BBC Sport Interactive journalist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Persevere
Motto Translation: Persevere


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Fordyce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fordyce 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 29 November 2016 at 09:46.

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