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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, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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Forfar Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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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