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Forbes
Variant(s): Forbs
Forbis
Forbus
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MeaningEdit

  • "field"
  • 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

RootEdit

"forba" (Gaelic - Irish or Scottish), also possibly "Forbear", "For Bess"

VariantsEdit

Forbs, Forbis, Forbus

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