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The name Forestier has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from keeper of the king's forest. The surname Forestier was originally derived from the Old French word "foret," which means "forest."

Forestier Early Origins



The surname Forestier was first found in Brittany, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Forestier Spelling Variations


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Forestier Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Forestier, Forestié, Forrestier, Forestiez, Foresttiers, Forresties, Forestierre, Forrestierre, Foresties, La Forestier, La Forestié, La Forrestier, La Foresttiers, La Forestiez, La Foresties, La Forestie, La Forresties, La Forestierre, La Forrestierre, De La Forestier, De La Forestiez, De La Forestié, De La Forrestier, De La Foresties, De La Forestie, De La Foresttiers, De La Forresties, De La Forestierre, De La Forrestierre, Laforestier, Laforrestier, Laforestiez, Laforestié, Laforesties, Laforestie, Laforesttiers, Laforresties, Laforestierre and many more.

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Forestier Early History


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Forestier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forestier research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1332 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Forestier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forestier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forestier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forestier 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



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Forestier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Forestier were

Forestier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Forestier settled in Carolina in 1679
  • Mr. Forestier, who landed in Carolina in 1679
  • Louis Forestier, who landed in Carolina in 1679
  • Theophile Forestier, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1687
  • Theophile Forestier settled in Rhode Island in 1687
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Forestier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • François Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1756

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forestier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forestier (post 1700)



  • Gaspard François Forestier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Louis Forestier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Sir Amédée Forestier (1854-1930), Anglo-French artist and illustrator
  • Jean Forestier (b. 1930), former French cyclist active from 1953 to 1965
  • Frédéric Forestier (b. 1969), French director
  • Maxime Le Forestier (b. 1949), French singer
  • Yannick Forestier (b. 1982), French rugby union player
  • Hubert Forestier, French Director of the National School of Chemistry of Strasbourg, Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Jacques Forestier (1890-1978), French internist, a pioneer in the field of rheumatology and silver medalist men's rugby player in the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Raymond Forestier, Assistant Director General of the National Institute of Agricultural Economics, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Paris
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Forestier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forestier 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 March 2015 at 12:32.

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