Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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 Fororthy family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Fororthy family
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Fororthy Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Fororthy has appeared include Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.
Early Notables of the Fororthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fororthy family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fororthy arrived in North America very early: 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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