The name Forwould is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It is a name for someone who 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.
Early Origins of the Forwould family
The surname Forwould 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.
Early History of the Forwould family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Forwould research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Forwould History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Forwould Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Forwould are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Forwould include: Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.
Early Notables of the Forwould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Forwould family to Ireland
Some of the Forwould 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.
Migration of the Forwould family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Forwould or a variant listed above: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.