The name Forrorthy is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Forrorthy family
The surname Forrorthy was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Forrorthy family
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Forrorthy Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Forrorthy are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Forrorthy include: Forth, Forthe, Fourth, Fourthe, Forith, Foryth and many more.
Early Notables of the Forrorthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forrorthy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Forrorthy 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.