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The surname Fornet was first found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vernet, Verneto, Varnot, Vorne, Verney, Fornet, Forner, Forneret, Fornerat, Vernett, Vernette, Vernay, Fernet and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fornet research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1575 is included under the topic Early Fornet History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fornet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • A Fornet, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • C Fornet, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Fornet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fornet 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.

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