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From: "Tom Forde" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 13:21:42 +0100
Does anyone know any source or site about the surname FORDE. I 've heard it
translated as Fuarthan in IRISH but in our family we were always
Giollarna(tha) which loosely translated means the messenger on the ford
which may explain why the FORD spelling is more common.
My father's family came from Glantane near Mallow in Cork but I have aslo
heard of Fordes in Mayo I believe.
I would love to hear any enlightenment on the name.