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The name Forresties has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from keeper of the king's forest. The surname Forresties was originally derived from the Old French word "foret," which means "forest."

Forresties Early Origins



The surname Forresties was first found in Brittany, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Forresties Spelling Variations


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Forresties Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Forresties is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Forestier, Forestié, Forrestier, Forestiez, Foresttiers, Forresties, Forestierre, Forrestierre, Foresties, La Forestier, La Forestié, La Forrestier, La Foresttiers, La Forestiez, La Foresties, La Forestie, La Forresties, La Forestierre, La Forrestierre, De La Forestier, De La Forestiez, De La Forestié, De La Forrestier, De La Foresties, De La Forestie, De La Foresttiers, De La Forresties, De La Forestierre, De La Forrestierre, Laforestier, Laforrestier, Laforestiez, Laforestié, Laforesties, Laforestie, Laforesttiers, Laforresties, Laforestierre and many more.

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Forresties Early History


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Forresties Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forresties research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1332 and 1393 are included under the topic Early Forresties History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forresties Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forresties Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forresties Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Forresties were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Forresties were Mr. Forestier settled in Carolina in 1679; Charles Forestier settled in New York in 1697; François Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1756; Louis Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1752 and Theophile Forestier settled in Rhode Island in 1687..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Forresties Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forresties Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 March 2014 at 15:29.

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