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The name Forord is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived at or near a forth, which is an area of the river that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading. The word forth developed into the modern English word ford.

Forord Early Origins



The surname Forord was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Forord Spelling Variations


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Forord Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Forord were recorded, including Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.

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Forord Early History


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Forord Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forord research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1379, 1610, 1676, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Forord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forord Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forord Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forord Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Forord family emigrate to North America: John Forth landed in Virginia in 1623; and George Forth purchased land in Virginia in 1635; followed by Jennett in 1651; Ann Forth settled in New York in 1820.

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