Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Doultin and Shepton Mallet on either side of Fosse Way. The surname Forse is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Forse family
Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times. The name is first documented as early as 978, recorded as Fos.
Early History of the Forse family
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Forse Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Forse were recorded, including Foss, Fosse, Fos, Voss, Foose, Foos and others.
Early Notables of the Forse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forse family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Forse family emigrate to North America:
Forse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Forse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Forse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Forse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Forse (post 1700)
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