Examples from the Web for forebear
The forebear surely would have been horrified that the alleged perpetrator of the resulting slaughter was of his own blood.Colorado Shooter James Holmes’s Family History Goes Back to the Mayflower|Michael Daly|July 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Papers there record that my forebear, Cyril Spink, had his doubts at the time.Operation Earthworm|Joe Archibald
Forebear, Senor, he commanded, in a rich yet imperious tone.The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure|Gerald Breckenridge
And I gazed on the bell-branch, sleep's forebear, far sung by the Sennachies.Poems|W. B. Yeats
And that ape again, not a score of thousands from the monkey, his forebear.The Secret Places of the Heart|H. G. Wells
Many other reasons and facts we might mention, but we forebear.