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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.

Forkin Early Origins



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.

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Forkin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Forkin Early History


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Forkin Early History



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.

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Forkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forkin In Ireland


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Forkin In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Forkin or a variant listed above: George Goulding settled in Virginia in 1607 12 years before the "Mayflower"; Jane and Mary Goulding settled in Virginia in 1650; Thomas, William Goulding settled in Virginia in 1623.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forkin (post 1700)



  • Chelsea Forkin (b. 1989), Australian baseball and softball player

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Forkin Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Forkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forkin 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 29 November 2013 at 10:43.

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