Early Origins of the Formans family
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 Formans family
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Formans Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name found included Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
Early Notables of the Formans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Formans family to Ireland
Some of the Formans family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Formans family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Formans, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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..
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