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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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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Forbes family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • George Forbes Fort Adjutant of Fort Augustus in Scotland 13 April 1754 - D/Y/A/8
  • James Forbes of St Saviour, bequeaths to the poor of St Saviour, 10s 17 July 1848 - D/Y/A/26
  • John Forbes of St Helier, surgeon 12 November 1751 - D/Y/A/8
  • Elizabeth Forbes, widow - 3 March 1870, D/Y/A/35
  • Georgena Forbes, widow - 29 March 1946, D/Y/A/115


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