The ancestry of the name Forrith dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived at or near a forth, which is an area of the river that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading. The word forth
developed into the modern English word ford.
Early Origins of the Forrith family
The surname Forrith was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Forrith family
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Forrith 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 Forrith have been found, including Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.
Early Notables of the Forrith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forrith 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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Forrith, or a variant listed above: John Forth landed in Virginia in 1623; and George Forth purchased land in Virginia in 1635; followed by Jennett in 1651; Ann Forth settled in New York in 1820.