Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a keeper of the ford or river crossing.
Early Origins of the Fourt 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 Fourt family
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Fourt Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fourt family name include Forde, Ford, Alford and others.
Early Notables of the Fourt 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 Fourt family to Ireland
Some of the Fourt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Fourt family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fourt surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Charles Ford who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Ford settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Edward, Frederick, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Phillip, Richard, Thomas and William Ford all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865..
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