Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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 Forrewode 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 Forrewode family
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Forrewode Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Forrewode has appeared include Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.
Early Notables of the Forrewode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forrewode family to Ireland
Some of the Forrewode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Forrewode 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 Forrewode arrived in North America very early: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.
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