The Fourbush family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. It is a name for someone who lived in the lands of Forbes on Aberdeenshire
where the family's history dates back before 1000 AD
Early Origins of the Fourbush family
The surname Fourbush was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, at Pitscottie from 1168, which was later named "the Braes of Forbes." Legend has it that the founder of the Clan
, Oconochar, slew a bear in order to take up residence there. One of the first records of the name from this region was Duncan de Forbeys who received a grant of lands c. 1272 from King Alexander III. Later, John de Fernboys was listed as rendering allegiance to King Edward I
in 1296. It was also found that a William of Forbace was canon of Aberdeen in 1464
Early History of the Fourbush family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fourbush research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1626, 1581, 1626, 1380, 1448, 1611, 1680, 1644, 1704, 1685, 1747, 1629, 1712, 1590, 1632, 1623, 1696, 1671 and are included under the topic Early Fourbush History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fourbush Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Fourbush has been spelled Forbes, Forbose, Forbess, Forbeis (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Fourbush family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Alexander de Forbes, (c.
1380-1448) 1st Lord Forbes, progenitor of the lordship; Patrick Forbes (1611?-1680), Scottish bishop of Caithness; and Duncan Forbes (1644-1704), a Scottish... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fourbush Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fourbush family to Ireland
Some of the Fourbush family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 255 words (18 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 Fourbush family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Fourbush:
Fourbush Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Fourbush, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)