Forryan 2014

One Name Study

Forryan Family Research

Between 1987 and 1990 I was in London a lot with my work so was able to frequently visit St Catherine's House where the Birth, Death and Marriage index's were held. Over this period I went through every volume of all index's and copied every record relating to the FORRYAN name. From this information and other information collected I was able to link many of the names and build a comprehensive database. This now contains some 1800 names either FORRYAN's or linked families.


The FORRYAN name is also registered as a “One-name Study”.


I have also collected a large number of photographs of individuals and wedding groups. This collection I would like to add to and would ask for your help in providing pictures.



Help me build a library of family pictures by adding your wedding photo send picture


I started to research the FORRYAN name back in 1982 and have continued off and on ever since. My first area of research was into the local family and I managed to talk with a lot of FORRYAN's in Leicester, Burbage and Nuneaton. From these discussions I started to piece together the family into one gigantic jigsaw puzzle.