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The saga of the name Fourewert follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was 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.

Fourewert Early Origins



The surname Fourewert 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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Fourewert Spelling Variations


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Fourewert Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fourewert were recorded, including Forward, Forwood, Forewood, Foreward and others.

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Fourewert Early History


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Fourewert Early History



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

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Fourewert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fourewert Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fourewert In Ireland


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Fourewert In Ireland



Some of the Fourewert 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fourewert family emigrate to North America: Ambrose and Mary Forward who settled in Virginia in 1735 and later moved to Maryland.

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