A forerunner or predecessor.
The position or state of being dominant or in control:
An older, influential member of a family, tribe, or community.
The definition of a forebear is a person's ancestor.
A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual.
A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
The earliest ancestor.
The definition of a progenitor is a direct ancestor, or source from which something develops.
The first thing or being of its kind; original; model; pattern; archetype
A male parent of an animal.
A female ancestor
A woman who gives birth to a child.
A thing followed or replaced by another thing, as in use
precede (plural precedes) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
Find another word for forefather. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for forefather, like: ancestor, founder, ascendant, elder, forbear, forbears, forebear, forerunner, lineage, originator and pl. ancestry.