Fornes Family History
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Fornes Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of the twelve farmsteads so named, from either Old Norse fura ‘pine’ or for ‘foremost’, ‘front’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’ (the latter etymology suggests a headland jutting out farther than others near it). Catalan (Fornés): respelling of Forners, either an occupational or a topographic name from the plural of Forner 2.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Farnes, Furness, Forbes, Tornes, Forner, Horner, Forni, Cordes, Horne