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Forman Early Origins



The surname Forman 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.

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Forman Spelling Variations


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Forman Spelling Variations



The name, Forman, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.

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Forman Early History


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Forman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forman 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 Forman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forman In Ireland


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Forman In Ireland



Some of the Forman 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Forman surname who came to North America were:

Forman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Katherine Forman, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
  • William Forman, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • John Forman, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685

Forman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Juliana Forman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Jacob Philip Forman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Ric Forman, who arrived in South Carolina in 1768
  • Lewis Forman, who landed in New York in 1796

Forman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Forman, aged 31, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Richard Forman, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • J G Forman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Forman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Forman U.E., "Foreman" (b. 1744) born in Cortlandt, Westchester, New York, USA from Peekskill, New York, USA who settled in Bear Island, Queesbury, New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 served in Captain John McApline's Company King's American Regiment, Captain Abraham DePeyster's Company and Colonel George Campbell's Company he died in 1831, married to Abigail Conklin they had 5 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Forman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Forman a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Marshall Forman a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Samuel Forman, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • Henry Forman, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forman (post 1700)



  • Justus Miles Forman (1875-1915), American novelist and playwright
  • William Orange Forman (1886-1958), pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Gayle Forman (b. 1971), American writer
  • Bruce Forman (b. 1956), American jazz guitarist
  • Stanley Joseph Forman (b. 1945), American photojournalist
  • Joey Forman (1929-1982), American comedian and comic actor
  • James Forman (1928-2005), American Civil Rights leader
  • Mitchel Forman (b. 1956), American jazz and fusion keyboard player
  • Tom Forman (1893-1926), motion picture actor, writer, and producer
  • Donald J. Forman (b. 1926), American professional basketball player
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Forman Historic Events


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Forman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Justus Miles Forman, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Forman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forman 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 21 August 2015 at 10:10.

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