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Anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear (“man”) + sìth (“peace”).
Forsythe (plural Forsythes)
- A surname from Scottish Gaelic.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Forsythe is the 3147th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 11489 individuals. Forsythe is most common among White (90.07%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Forsythe”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 592.