Forbes Family History
Forbes Surname History
This page is a hub for a detailed history of the Forbes family name, Forbes origins, and records of Forbes family members. The Forbes family is an old lineage that has migrated all across the world for many generations, and as the Forbes family has migrated, it has changed making its etymology a challenge to piece together. Forbes family history has a complex evolution of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Forbes family members.
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The evolution of Forbes begins at it's earliest origins. Even in the earliest days of a name there have been different spellings of that name simply because surnames were infrequently written down that long ago.
It was not unusual for a last name to change as it enters a new country or language. Forbes family members have migrated around the world all throughout history. As Forbes families moved between countries, the Forbes name may have changed with them.
Forbes country of origin
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The nationality of Forbes may be difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Forbes may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).
Meaning of the last name Forbes
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The meaning of Forbes come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. A lot of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many modern names like Forbes originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and other related texts. Often these family names relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".
- Elizabeth KEITH Forbes 1565 - ?
- Lieutenant William Fobes Fobes 1650 - 1712
- Marjory Forbes 1480 - ?
- Margaret Egida Forbes 1475 - ?
- William . Forbes, 8th Lord of Tolquhoun 1555 - ?
- Lady Elizabeth Douglas Douglas, Lady Hay 1397 - 1448
- James De Forbes Forbes 1424, 2nd Lord of Forbes 1424 - 1460
- Mary Forbes Forbes Olmstead 1764 - 1835
- Riley Forbes 1817 - ?
- Duncan Forbes 1590 - ?
- William Forbes 1500 - ?
- Malcolm Forbes 1470 - 1508
- John Forbes 1565 - ?
- Christian Lundin Forbes 1470 - 1510
- William Forbes
- Cynthia Morgan Forbes 1805 - ?
- Janet Ogilvy Forbes 1575 - ?
- Timothy Forbes
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Famous people named Forbes
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Forbes
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Forbes. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Forbes family
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Forbes spelling variations
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In early history when few people could write, names such as Forbes were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Forbes. Family names like Forbes change in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family branches, and eras over time. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Forbes surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.