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The name Forestiers 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 Forestiers was originally derived from the Old French word "foret," which means "forest."

Early Origins of the Forestiers family


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

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Early History of the Forestiers family

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Early History of the Forestiers family


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Forestiers Spelling Variations

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Forestiers Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Forestiers 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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Early Notables of the Forestiers family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Forestiers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Forestiers family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Forestiers family to the New World and Oceana


Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Forestiers has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Forestiers were Mr. Forestier settled in Carolina in 1679; Charles Forestier settled in New York in 1697; François Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1756; Louis Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1752 and Theophile Forestier settled in Rhode Island in 1687..

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