The surname ‘Foreman’ originates from England. It is a variant of the name ‘forman’, derived from occupational name for a keeper of swine, from the Middle English word ‘foreman’ from the Old English word ‘for’ meaning hog, pig and ‘mann’ meaning man. It is also a status name for a leader or spokesman for a group, from the Middle English word ‘fore’, meaning before, in front and ‘mann’ meaning man. The word attested in this sense from the fifteenth century, but is not specifically of the leader of a gang of workers before the late sixteenth century. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Foreman’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 1fourteenth century were a ‘Willelmus Forman’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Eleanor Foreman’, aged 20, a spinster by trade, from Newcastle, Northumberland, England. She emigrated to North America in 1775, sailing from the Port of N…
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