Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Forreghan family
The surname Forreghan was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Forreghan family
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Forreghan Spelling Variations
The name, Forreghan, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
Early Notables of the Forreghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forreghan family to Ireland
Some of the Forreghan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Forreghan family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Forreghan surname who came to North America were: Samuel Foreman purchased land in Virginia in 1623. John Foreman landed in New Jersey in 1685. By the mid-1800's the Forman family had settled in Massachusetts, New York, and San Francisco..