Forfar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Forfar family

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.

Early History of the Forfar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forfar research. Another 130 words (9 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.

Forfar Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Forfar family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Forfar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Forfar migration to the United States +

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]
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

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

  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) on Facebook
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