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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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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