Early Origins of the Fourham family
The surname Fourham was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fourham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fourham research.Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1301, 1426, 1467, 1562, 1465, 1521, 1501, 1513, 1514 and are included under the topic Early Fourham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fourham Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Fourham occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.
Early Notables of the Fourham family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fourham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fourham family to Ireland
Some of the Fourham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 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 Fourham family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Fourham, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Samuel Foreman purchased land in Virginia in 1623. John Foreman landed in New Jersey in 1685. By the mid-1800's the Forman family had settled in Massachusetts, New York, and San Francisco..