Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a keeper of the ford or river crossing.
Early Origins of the Fourd family
Devon 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 Fourd family
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Fourd Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fourd has been recorded under many different variations, including Forde, Ford, Alford and others.
Early Notables of the Fourd family (pre 1700)
England clergyman, he may have been the same William Ford who became Rector of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire in 1594 or the William Ford who became Vicar of Bristow, Herefordshire in 1615; Thomas Ford (1598-1674), an English...
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Migration of the Fourd family to Ireland
Some of the Fourd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fourd family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fourd or a variant listed above:
Fourd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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