Last name: Foster
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Carolyn (Staples) Walters
The Fosters I am related to are from Missouri---mostly Mexico, Mo.
My Great Grandfather was Joseph Foster and married Martha Elizabeth
(Green) Foster in Callaway Co., Mo. Their youngest daughter, Alice May
Foster/Staples/Armstrong was my grandmother on my Fathers side of the
family. I understand Joseph was Irish . I never knew him as he died before
I was born.
Im from the south of England, i know very little about my dads side of the family. My Grandad lived some where near Birmingham, i think. Would be interesting to find out more.
Damn.. .im black ...Jamaican. ..slavery is how I gt this name.
Sorry that that was how you got it, but happy to have the name in common.
Wow and im frenchmen and African American i guess someone was either tooken advantage of or married out side of their race...first choice is more accurate
Xtopherfoster I gotta say WOW!!! It's been my life long calling to assist all people no matter who, what why or how and now I know why ! This goes way beyond coincidence and take no offense when I say my first name begins with "Christ" and middle name is also Celtic "alan" means "handsome"(debatable some might say) with "FOSTER" bringing up to the rear I'd say thats alot to live up. To !!! And I am humbly trying to live up to that responsibly ~ ~ ~ also to any "FOSTERS" in or around "Chattanooga" ? Im thinkin we're related and would love to compare notes email@example.com
as a bi-sexual convicted felon (drug-dealing, allegations of a lewd nature, etc.), I seem to have brought shame to the Foster name. But I've heard that, going back far enough, say a thousand years or so, there were a couple honourable Fosters.
Hey Camille: I hear the Jamaican government has some very good records of slave purchases and you may very well be able to find your ancestor. If your ancestor had only a first name (African) you could go to court and for a reasonable fee have your last name changed to your ancestor's name as your new last name !!! Then you won't have that NASTY, HORRIBLE old slave name attached to you any longer, that is if you're not too LAZY to do so !!!
Shawn Pruitt Foster
Shawn Foster born in 1982 in Chattanooga, TN. Hello extended family! Fosterpower
So when its found in old Anglo Saxon regions its more than likely the Germanic version: kind of means Guy who Lives up on that Hill far away....or guy from a foreign or strange place.........
No, that's not what it means -- go read AGAIN !!!!
There is another definition of Foster: which is the German word FURST: meaning foreigner or someone from "over there yonder" or far away..........its also a common French name: De Forest: (not referring to trees) referring instead to far away or foreigner.........
I speak with an Irish accent when I have a few drinks, and my beard gets red unlike the rest of my hair. I have an extreme liking to the movie Boondock Saints and the song The Blood of CuChulainn. (East Texas)
Ha I do too
Myself and both my sons also have red beards with blonde / brown hair. We all seem to love the movie also and seem to have a leaning towards things celtic. My youngest son's beard is actually two tone, blonde in the middle, red on the sides.
Wow... i had no clue.
Our name really means block of wood... Dammit... Haha
Are there any Fosters from around the Harrogate, North Yorkshire area? My grandfather (Albert Foster) died when my father was only 15, therefore I never knew him, and consequently don't know a great deal about the 'Foster' side of my family. I do not know of any siblings or what year he was born/died, and sadly its too late to ask my Grandmother now. If I had to guess I would say born around 1910 and died around 1962, I am also presuming he was from Harrogate as that is where he and my Grandmother married, although I know they lived in Tadcaster all their married life due to his job at the brewery. Would love to find out more! Thanks.
Hi Kate I am a Foster living in Leeds, but my parents and grandparents came from Harrogate. I am trying to trace my family tree through the findmypast website which i would recommend if you wish to find more about your family tree. My grandparent was Fred Foster born 1901 in Harrogate but i am trying to find my previous ancestors . So i dont think we are direcly related but i have there are many Fosters in the Harrogate Knaresborough area.
I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Grandparents were originally from Kelvington, SK, Canada. From what my grandfather has told me, his side of the family (Foster side) originated from Scotland or Ireland.
Any foster from or around cincinnati ohio.grandpa born in moscow oh
I was born in Cincinnati..but adopted Foster is my real name but raised under another.. never knew my mom a twin, twin died her name was Helen Foster
My great grandmothers name was Foster from Lancashire Parbold Burscough Wigan and Adlington, the family were boatmen I have done some research but would welcome any further information.
I found that the name Foster is very old germanic and surrounding region and and means to guard or to be a guardian but does not specify what is being guarded
I had read on a different website that the name came from Germany from foresters in the black forest region, do they make it up as they go along I wonder?
Vikings moved from Scandinavia to the UK, Ireland and what is now northern France bringing Old Norse to the indigenous languages. In 1066 the Normans arrived but the meaning of Normans is Norse Men so it was really the cousins of the first lot of Vikings arriving three or four generations late. Old Norse eventually became modern Norwegian, (Where the original Vikings fled from to escape a particularly mean ruler).), Danish, Swedish, Faroese, Islandic, English and German. If you want to see some fantastic names read the Icelandic founding and family sagas. Viking and Celtic story telling traditions, (Around 60% of the original women on Iceland were Scottish or Irish, some of whom were happy to go.), merged to create oral stories which told of the founding of Iceland in the late eight hundreds and were eventually written down medieval Icelandic monks.
The ER ending is used in both English and German of one who does. Foster and baker etc are English. Mueller etc are German. It is true that the Angles and the Saxons came from Germany. However that was about 2000 years ago and most of them have mixed with the celtic tribes that originally inhabited the British isles. My guess is the only Germans with the name Foster are ones who originally had another German name sounding similar to foster and changed it when they came to America. This was often done at one time hence mueller becomes miller often. Miller was an English name adopted by German Americans with the original name mueller. Foster is without question english.
Well, now i believe the Foster, name has more to do with the last two letters "ER". You see most names with that "ER" last letters is English. However, England is really Anglo-land, land of the anglo saxons, there GERMANS. Further I believe in the kingdom of Saxony there was a town called URFURT, could this be the source of the "ER" last names, Foster, Slater, Hemmler, Hitler, Rosener, you see its the ER that is telling. And, rember Robin Hood was Anglo-Saxon not the dirty Normans. Oh, thats a different story.