The origins of the Forrewoyd surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Forrewoyd began when someone in that family 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 Forrewoyd family
The surname Forrewoyd 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 Forrewoyd family
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Forrewoyd Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Forrewoyd has appeared include Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.
Early Notables of the Forrewoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forrewoyd family to Ireland
Some of the Forrewoyd 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.
Migration of the Forrewoyd 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 Forrewoyd arrived in North America very early: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.