Forbes Surname History
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Forbes Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Forbes may be very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Forbes may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a profession, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").
Forbes Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Forbes come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in another language. This is why it is good to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many names like Forbes originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and other related texts. Commonly these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".
Forbes Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Forbes were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Forbes. Last names like Forbes vary in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries across time. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Forbes family name are important to understanding the history of the name.
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Forbes Family Tree
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- Riley Forbes 1817 - ?
- William Forbes
- Janet Ogilvy Forbes 1575 - ?
- Timothy Forbes
- Mary Forbes Forbes Olmstead 1764 - 1835
- Christian Lundin Forbes 1470 - 1510
- Marjory Forbes 1480 - ?
- Lady Elizabeth Douglas Douglas, Lady Hay 1397 - 1448
- John Forbes 1565 - ?
- William Forbes 1500 - ?