Origin of the name “FORREST”

Origin of the name “FORREST” from Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006 at Family Search: English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as today, a near-synonym of wood, […]

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Harpswell Neck Maine

A big part of my life growing up in Quincy, Massachusetts, was my many trips to Harpswell, Maine. Harpswell is a small town outside of Brunswick. Harpswell is made up of several islands as well as the peninsular known as Harpswell Neck that extends out into Casco Bay. My grandfather’s camp was on the western […]

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