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Forbes Genealogy & History

Forbes has both a Scottish and an Irish origin. In the Scottish origin, the name comes from the lands of Forbes in Aberdeenshire, which came from the Gaelic "forba" ("field" or "district") and the local suffix "ais". In Forbes family history legend, the founder of this Scottish clan, Oconochar, slew a bear in order to live in the territory. In the Irish origin, the name comes from the personal name Firbhsigh, a Celtic compound of "man" and "prosperity". The first recorded use of the name was circa 1272 for one Duncan de Forbeys, who was given lands by King Alexander III.


Forbes Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Irving Forbes-- --, 1922April 30,2008ME
B Claire Forbes-- --, 1914November 20,2005MA
C Chester Forbes-- --, 1915May 28,1996CA
D Cameron Forbes-- --, 1939July ,1998MA

Forbes Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Dean Forbes-- --, 1920August 10,1995Mesa,AZ
Fabian Forbes-- --, 1901February ,1985Bristol,WI
Gabriela Forbes-- --, 1919April ,1985Shamokin,PA
H Burke Forbes-- --, 1917July 25,2007Green Valley,AZ

Forbes Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Barrington ForbesJean TaylorJune 23,1972Wake, NC
Dana ForbesLaureen HoveyJanuary 2,1988Wake, NC
Esley ForbesMary CarterJune 3,1939Wake, NC
Gary ForbesRebecca TombSeptember 15,1998Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Forbes

879th: Lyon880th: Haney
881st: O'Neil882nd: Riddle
883rd: Shoemaker884th: Bray
885th: Goff886th: Delaney
887th: Welsh888th: Moses

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