Foster Family History

Meaning of surname: Foster

The surname Foster (Forster, or Forester) derives from the ancient title and office bestowed upon those overseeing the upkeep and administration of hunting territories belonging to either the monarch, or bishop (where empowered to grant warren). The title begins to be adopted as a surname, in the historical record, from the 12th and 13th centuries onwards.

We found 9,076,292 Genealogy and Family History Records for Foster in our Newspaper Archive.

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Foster Surname

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