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Definition: From the Gaelic "forba" meaning field.

Surname Origin: Scottish, Irish


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Tips and tricks for researching common surnames and picking your FORBES ancestors out from the crowd.

FORBES Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of FORBES ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - FORBES Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the FORBES surname.

FORBES Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Forbes surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

FORBES Genealogy by DNA
A Y–DNA project to trace the origins of members of Clan Forbes in Scotland, as well as other males who bear the Forbes surname.

Surname Finder - FORBES Genealogy & Family Resources
Find links to free and commercial resources for the Forbes surname.

Cousin Connect - FORBES Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname FORBES, and sign up for free notification when new Forbes queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - FORBES Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name FORBES.

MyCinnamonToast.com - FORBES Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the FORBES surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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