The name Fororthey 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.
Early Origins of the Fororthey family
The surname Fororthey was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fororthey family
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Fororthey 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 Fororthey include Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.
Early Notables of the Fororthey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fororthey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fororthey 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.