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Forsdyke Early Origins



The surname Forsdyke was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1202 when Walter de Fosdik held estates in that shire.

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Forsdyke Spelling Variations


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Forsdyke Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Forsdyke family name include Fosdick, Fosdike, Fossdick, Forsdick, Fossdike, Fosdyke, Forsdyke, Fozdick and many more.

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Forsdyke Early History


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Forsdyke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forsdyke research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Forsdyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forsdyke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forsdyke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Forsdyke surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Forsdyke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. Forsdyke, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Mrs. D. Forsdyke, who landed in America, in 1892

Forsdyke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank G. Forsdyke, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1923
  • George Forsdyke, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forsdyke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forsdyke (post 1700)



  • Sir "Edgar" John Forsdyke KCB (1883-1979), English Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum from 1936 to 1950

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Forsdyke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forsdyke 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 20 June 2015 at 12:20.

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