Forrer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Forrer family

The surname Forrer was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Forrer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forrer research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Forrer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Forrer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Furer, Fürer, Fuhrer, Furen, Furern, Furersbach, Furenhaus, Furet, Fürleger and many more.

Early Notables of the Forrer family (pre 1700)

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Forrer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Forrer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Forrer, who settled in New York in 1710
  • Johannes Forrer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Johannes Forrer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
  • Abraham Forrer, who arrived in America in 1765

Contemporary Notables of the name Forrer (post 1700)

  • Ludwig Forrer (1845-1921), Swiss politician, President of the National Council in 1893, Member of the Swiss Federal Council (1902–1917)
  • Emil Orgetorix Gustav Forrer (1894-1986), Swiss Assyriologist and pioneering Hittitologist

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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