If you are conducting some Forde family history research then you can view the Forde coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Forde surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Forde in Ireland is
usually of immigrant origin having
been brought to the country by
settlers from England, especially
during the seventeenth century.
A number of Gaelic Septs adopted
Forde as the anglicized form of their
name including the O'Fuarain Sept
of County Limerick who also
changed their name to Foran.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Pale||Denotes Military Strength and Fortitude|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
|Red Rose||Signifies Beauty and Grace|
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