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The Forrewoode name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was 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.

Forrewoode Early Origins



The surname Forrewoode 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.

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Forrewoode Spelling Variations


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Forrewoode 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 Forrewoode has undergone many spelling variations, including Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.

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Forrewoode Early History


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Forrewoode Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forrewoode research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Forrewoode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forrewoode Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forrewoode Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Forrewoode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forrewoode In Ireland


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Forrewoode In Ireland



Some of the Forrewoode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Forrewoode were among those contributors: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Forrewoode Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forrewoode 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 28 March 2014 at 14:06.

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