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Fourmane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Fourmane family


The surname Fourmane 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 Fourmane family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fourmane 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 Fourmane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fourmane Spelling Variations


Although the name, Fourmane, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Forman, Foreman, Formon, Fourman and others.

Early Notables of the Fourmane family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fourmane family to Ireland


Some of the Fourmane 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 Fourmane 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Fourmane family name Fourmane, or who bore a variation of the surname were 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..

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