Last name: FORSYTHE

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FORSYTHE : This last name is indexed 31,992 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FORSYTHE : Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with the prepositions as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365) seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name but no placename of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

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