The generations and branches of the Forkin family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Forkin comes from the Old English personal name
which means son of Goldwin,
which literally means friend of gold.
Early Origins of the Forkin family
The surname Forkin was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Forkin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forkin research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1333 is included under the topic Early Forkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Forkin Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Forkin include Goulding, Golding and others.
Early Notables of the Forkin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forkin family to Ireland
Some of the Forkin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 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 Forkin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Forkin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Miss. Barbara Forkin, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "City of Derry" departing 23rd May 1847 from London, England; the ship arrived on 4th July 1847 but she died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 76)
Contemporary Notables of the name Forkin (post 1700)
- Chelsea Forkin (b. 1989), Australian baseball and softball player