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Forrewoit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Forrewoit dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as 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 Forrewoit family


The surname Forrewoit was first found in 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 Forrewoit family


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Forrewoit Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Forrewoit has undergone many spelling variations, including Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.

Early Notables of the Forrewoit family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Forrewoit family to Ireland


Some of the Forrewoit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Forrewoit family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Forrewoit were among those contributors: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.

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