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Forrest or DeForrest From Scotland?
Posted by: allen deforrest (ID *****4951) Date: November 11, 2010 at 18:55:00
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My GG grandfather was John Charles DeForrest. Born 1830 in Kentucky, he was orphaned early and raised by a Watson family. Married Malinda Reed July, 1864. My DNA points to Lowland Scotland for the paternal line. There are lots of Forrests and a few DeForrests. The Normans introduced the concept of surnames and tacked on DeForrest. Looking for DeForrests with DNA markers in hand or willing to submit a saliva sample. Thanks.


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