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Foreweard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestry of the name Foreweard can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a swineherd, a person who tended hogs. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English elements for, which meant pig or hog, and weard, which meant guard or watchman.

Early Origins of the Foreweard family


The surname Foreweard was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Foreweard family


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Foreweard Spelling Variations


Foreweard has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Foreweard have been found, including Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.

Early Notables of the Foreweard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Foreweard family to Ireland


Some of the Foreweard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Foreweard family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Foreweards to arrive on North American shores: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.

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