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Forfar Early Origins



The surname Forfar was first found in Forfarshire part of the Tayside region of North Eastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.

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Forfar Spelling Variations


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Forfar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Forfar, Farfar, Forfer, Forfare, Forfayr, Forfair and others.

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Forfar Early History


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Forfar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forfar research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1178, 1256, 1259, 1418, 1607, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Forfar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forfar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forfar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Forfar 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Forfar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marget Forfar, aged 19, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Forfar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Forfar, aged 24, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
  • Hugh S. Forfar, aged 17, who landed in America from Durban, S. Africa, in 1920
  • Katherine Forfar, aged 49, who settled in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forfar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forfar (post 1700)



  • Ronald Forfar, British actor, known for his work on Bread (1986) , Vatel (2000) and King Lear (1983)
  • John Oldroyd Forfar MC, FRSE (1916-2013), British pediatrician and academic, Professor of Child Life and Health at the University of Edinburgh from 1964 to 1982, President of the British Paediatric Association from 1985 to 1988

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Forfar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forfar 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 7 December 2014 at 06:58.

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