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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Forithy is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at or near a forth, which is an area of the river that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading. The word forth developed into the modern English word ford.

Forithy Early Origins



The surname Forithy was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Forithy Early History


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Forithy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forithy research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1379, 1610, 1676, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Forithy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forithy Spelling Variations


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Forithy Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Forithy has been spelled many different ways, including Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.

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Forithy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forithy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forithy 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Forithys to arrive in North America: John Forth landed in Virginia in 1623; and George Forth purchased land in Virginia in 1635; followed by Jennett in 1651; Ann Forth settled in New York in 1820.

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