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The founding heritage of the Forwoit family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Forwoit comes from when one of the family worked as a swineherd, a person who tended hogs. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English elements for, which meant pig or hog, and weard, which meant guard or watchman.

Forwoit Early Origins



The surname Forwoit was first found in Cheshire 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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Forwoit Spelling Variations


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Forwoit Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Forwoit has been spelled many different ways, including Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.

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Forwoit Early History


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Forwoit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forwoit research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Forwoit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Forwoit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Forwoit Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Forwoit In Ireland


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Forwoit In Ireland



Some of the Forwoit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Forwoits to arrive in North America: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.

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