If you are conducting some Forbes family history research then you can view the Forbes coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Forbes surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Forbes in Ireland is
most associated with a Scottish
immigrant family who settled in
County Longford centuries ago.
This name is also an anglicized
form of the Gaelic MacFirbhisigh
sept name of Connaught Province
that was also changed to McFirbis.
In County Clare the name is
pronounced as Forbis.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
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