Last name: FORWARD

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All you have to know about the last name FORWARD

Last name frequency

FORWARD : This last name is indexed 19,211 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FORWARD : English:: 1: perhaps from Middle English for(e)ward forthward ‘agreement contract pledge’. It might have been given to someone who negotiated agreements or who acted as a pledge for another person.2: perhaps sometimes a metathesized form of Middle English froward fraward ‘contrary unruly willful perverse’. Alternatively this may be a nickname from Middle English for(e)ward ‘forward advanced’. It is not until the 16th century that the word is recorded meaning ‘ready eager precocious presumptuous’ but perhaps it already had some of these senses in Middle English.

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