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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French
Other Forms Formsdel Forge, de la Forge, de Forges, Desforges, Forge

Meaning & History

This is a surname of French origins. Introduced into England after the famous Invasion and Conquest of 1066, it is residential, but also possibly occupational. It is a surname which in its different forms is widely recorded heraldically, and particularly in the French regions of Brittany and Normandy. It has the origin and meaning of "one who resides at a Forge", that is to say a place where iron and steel was worked.
Added 11/12/2018 by darcissus
Edited 11/12/2018 by darcissus