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Origins of surname

This surname is either of Scottish or Irish origin. It is derived from the Gaelic forba = 'field'

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Thomas, son of Jean Forbes and Sarah Denton, in St Helier in 1747


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  • Forbes : Alexander , of The Lodge, Samares Manor, St Clement - 1/Mar/1947 , 27/Nov/1970 , D/Y/B1/152/27
  • Forbes : Edith Mary , nee Watson, widow of William Alexander Forbes, of Le Nid, Highlands Lane, St Saviour - 14/Feb/1962 , 10/Sep/1962 , D/Y/B1/70/44
  • Forbes : Elizabeth , widow - 17/Jul/1849 , 3/Mar/1870 , D/Y/A/35/24
  • Forbes : George , of Fort Augustus in Scotland - 9/Mar/1754 , 13/Apr/1754 , D/Y/A/8/108
  • Forbes : Georgena , widow - 8/Jun/1940 , 29/Mar/1946 , D/Y/A/115/106
  • Forbes : James , of St Saviour 23/05/1848 Bequeaths to the poor of St Saviour, 10s - , 17/Jul/1848 , D/Y/A/26/150
  • Forbes : John , of St Helier, surgeon - 30/Mar/1745 , 12/Nov/1751 , D/Y/A/8/77
  • Forbes : Lewis Jex-Blake , of 38, Daniells Walk, Lymington, Hampshire - 28/Apr/1966 , 6/Jan/1970 , D/Y/B1/140/26
  • Forbes : Margaret , widow of Norman Gardener Pring, of 14, Spin Street, Mowbray, South Africa - 29/Jan/1969 , 21/Sep/1977 , D/Y/B1/266/5


  • Forbes-Cockell : Cedric , of Green Island House, Samares, St Clement. Codicil Added 06/12/1965. - 23/Jun/1965 , 22/May/1967 , D/Y/B1/108/29


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