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Forst Early Origins



The surname Forst was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Forst Spelling Variations


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Forst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fürst, Furstenau, Furstenberg, Furstenberger, Furstenbusch, Furstenfeld, Furstenhauer, Furstenrecht, Furstenstein and many more.

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Forst Early History


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Forst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forst research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1711, 1736, 1762 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Forst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Forst 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Forst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Forst, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Forst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hendryk Forst, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Henrich Forst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Abraham Forst, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1780

Forst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolph Forst, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1855
  • Arnold Forst, who came to Galveston, TX in 1867
  • Barb. Forst, who arrived in New York, NY in 1870
  • Anna Forst, who arrived in Chicago in 1870
  • Anna Forst, who came to Chicago in 1870

Forst Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • lames Forst, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forst (post 1700)



  • Marion Francis Forst (1910-2007), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Dodge City (1960-1976)
  • Donald H. Forst (1932-2014), American newspaper editor
  • Francis A. Forst, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1973
  • Werner Forst (1892-1971), German general during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Rainer Forst (b. 1964), German philosopher and political theorist
  • Grete Forst (1878-1942), born Margarete Feiglstock, an Austrian soprano
  • Willi Forst (1903-1980), born Wilhelm Anton Frohs, an Austrian actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer and singer
  • Judith Doris Forst OC OBC (b. 1943), née Lumb, a Canadian mezzo-soprano

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Forst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forst 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 23 November 2015 at 09:51.

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