Forge Family History
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Forge Name Meaning
English and French: topographic name for someone who lived near a forge or smithy, Middle English, Old French forge (from Latin fabrica ‘workshop’, a derivative of faber ‘smith’, ‘workman’; compare Lefevre). The surname is thus in most cases a metonymic occupational name for a smith or someone employed by a smith.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Force, Lorge, Laforge, Lodge, Porte, Corte, Fosse, Large, Berge