The name Forrewoold comes from one of the family having 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 Forrewoold family
The surname Forrewoold 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 Forrewoold family
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Forrewoold 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 Forrewoold have been found, including: Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.
Early Notables of the Forrewoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forrewoold family to Ireland
Some of the Forrewoold family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Forrewoold 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 Forrewoold, 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.