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- Lands free from military service, called Saor Forba, or free lands.
- The name of a parish in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
- From "Forbear", a patronym taken by one Ochonochar after slaying a bear
- A derivative of the previous origin, claiming he killed the bear "for Bess", a beautiful heiress
"forba" (Gaelic - Irish or Scottish), also possibly "Forbear", "For Bess"
Forbs, Forbis, Forbus
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