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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Forsyth family. The name Forsyth is derived from the old Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, which means man of peace. However, some recorded examples of the surname Forsyth suggest that it is occasionally a local name derived from residence a place named Forsythe.

Forsyth Early Origins



The surname Forsyth was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Forsyth Spelling Variations


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Forsyth Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Forsyth has been spelled Forsyth, Forsythe, Forseyth, Forsy, Foursides and others.

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Forsyth Early History


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Forsyth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forsyth research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1365, 1446, 1504, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Forsyth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forsyth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forsyth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Forsyth In Ireland


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Forsyth In Ireland



Some of the Forsyth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Forsyth:

Forsyth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert Forsyth, who arrived in Hartford, Conn in 1672
  • James Forsyth who settled in New England in 1685
  • Matthew Forsyth, who landed in New Jersey in 1693

Forsyth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Forsyth, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1717
  • Catherine Forsyth settled in Georgia in 1747
  • Berobeer Forsyth, aged 22, landed in Carolina in 1774
  • Bezabeer Forsyth, aged 22, arrived in Carolina in 1774
  • Archibald Forsyth, aged 22, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Forsyth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Forsyth settled in Philadelphia in 1802
  • John Forsyth, who landed in America in 1810
  • Joseph Forsyth, who landed in New York in 1810
  • Mary Forsyth, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • Valentine Forsyth, who arrived in New Jersey in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Forsyth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Forsyth U.E., "Forsythe, Forsey, Farsee" (b. 1738) born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA from Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Home District, Stamford [Niagara Falls], Ontario c. 1783 he died in 1813, married to Eunice with 6 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Forsyth U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Forsyth U.E. who settled in Hampton, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Forsyth U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. George Forsyth U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Forsyth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Forsyth, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • William Forsyth, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1833
  • Robert Forsyth, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Rebecca Forsyth, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Forsyth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nelson Forsyth, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • James Forsyth, a joiner, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Ann Forsyth, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • James Forsyth arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Lady Mary Pelham" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  • John Forsyth, aged 46, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Forsyth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Forsyth, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Forsyth, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Forsyth, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • William Forsyth, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Simon Forsyth arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Forsyth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Forsyth (post 1700)



  • John Forsyth Sr. (1780-1841), American politician, 13th United States Secretary of State (1834-1841)
  • John Forsyth, American politician, Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania, 1788-89
  • James Forsyth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; Chair of Tioga County Republican Party, 1910
  • James Forsyth Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 4th District, 1884
  • J. Frank Forsyth, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1940
  • Don Forsyth, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1964; Candidate for University of Illinois trustee, 1956
  • Cora A. Forsyth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924
  • Benjamin Forsyth (1775-1814), American politician, Member of North Carolina State Legislature, 1807
  • Alexander Forsyth, American politician, Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1894
  • Mrs. A. C. Forsyth, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Forsyth Historic Events


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Forsyth Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Glenbervie Edwin Forsyth (1918-1941), Australian Electrical Artificer 4th Class from Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Forsyth


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Suggested Readings for the name Forsyth



  • Genealogy of Newton-Forsyth by Leo L. Lemonds and Zelma Newton Bose.
  • A Genealogical Record: Forsyth of Naydie by Frederic Gregory Forsyth Vicomte.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Instaurator ruinae
Motto Translation: A repairer of ruin.


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Forsyth Clan Badge


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Forsyth Clan Badge




Forsyth Clan Badge
Forsyth Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Forsyth
Forcey, Forceys, Forsaith, Forsaithy, Forsaord, Forsaorde, Forsaork, Forsaorth, Forsaorthe, Forsaorthy, Forsey, Forseys, Forseyth, Forsy, Forsyses, Forsyth, Forsythe, Fourside, Foursides and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Forsyth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Forsyth 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.

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