Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Forrewarde. It was a name given to someone who was a swineherd, a person who tended hogs. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English elements for, which meant pig or hog, and weard, which meant guard or watchman.
Early Origins of the Forrewarde family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Forrewarde family
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Forrewarde Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Forrewarde have been found, including Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.
Early Notables of the Forrewarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forrewarde family to Ireland
Some of the Forrewarde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Forrewarde family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Forrewarde, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.
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