Fororthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Fororthe belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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. 
Forth is "a well-known river of Scotland; also a village in Lancashire." 
Early Origins of the Fororthe family
The surname Fororthe was first found in Hampshire where an early Latin form of the name appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Bruman de la forda.  Later, Eadric æt Fordan was listed as an Old English Byname in Somerset 1100-1130. Reginald de la Forthe was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 for Suffolk. In Sussex, Geoffrey atte Forde was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296. 
Another source notes that William de la Forde was listed in Kent in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273  and in Somerset, William atte Forde was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of King Edward III.) 
Early History of the Fororthe family
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Fororthe Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Fororthe include Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.
Early Notables of the Fororthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fororthe family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Fororthe were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.