Early Origins of the Formend 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 Formend family
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Early Notables of the Formend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Formend family to Ireland
Some of the Formend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Formend 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Formend family name Formend, or who bore a variation of the surname were 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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