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The name Forner has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc.

Forner Early Origins



The surname Forner was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Forner Spelling Variations


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Forner Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Forner is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Fornier, Forniest, Forniez, Forniée, Fournier, Fournié, de Fournier, Fourney, de Fornier, Forner and many more.

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Forner Early History


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Forner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forner research. Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1317, 1342, 1452, 1533, 1575, 1578, 1624, 1650, 1652, 1709, 1820, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Forner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Forner has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Forner were

Forner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1748

Forner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria DeLasMercedes Forner, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845
  • William Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1852
  • Lewis Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1866
  • August Forner, who landed in Iowa in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forner (post 1700)



  • John F. Forner Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1952, 1952

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Forner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forner 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 23 November 2015 at 09:48.

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