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Early Origins of the Forham family
The surname Forham was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Forham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forham research.Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1301, 1426, 1467, 1562, 1465, 1521, 1501, 1513, 1514 and are included under the topic Early Forham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Forham Spelling Variations
The name, Forham, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
Early Notables of the Forham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forham family to Ireland
Some of the Forham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Forham family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Forham surname who came to North America were: Samuel Foreman purchased land in Virginia in 1623. John Foreman landed in New Jersey in 1685. By the mid-1800's the Forman family had settled in Massachusetts, New York, and San Francisco..