Early Origins of the Formen family
The surname Formen 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.
Early History of the Formen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Formen 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 Formen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Formen Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Formen occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
Early Notables of the Formen family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Formen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Formen family to Ireland
Some of the Formen 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.
Migration of the Formen 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 Formen, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Formen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Kristoffel Formen, who landed in New York in 1709 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)