Last name: Foster
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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)
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.........
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.........
Shawn Pruitt Foster
Shawn Foster born in 1982 in Chattanooga, TN. Hello extended family! Fosterpower
Damn.. .im black ...Jamaican. ..slavery is how I gt this name.
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.
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.
Jo Ann Foster Daigle
born in okc Oklahoma my mother is jewish and Kiowa indian father is jewish don't know much about mothers side of family she was adopted. my fathers side are israeli
My grandfather was originally Albert Foster of Cadillac Michigan. He was adopted by the Rairdon Family at the age of ten and moved to Minnesota. His father was John Foster and his mother was Bertha Foster formerly known as Bertha Mooney. Anyone here from that area in Michigan or have ties to it? I would like to find some of his extended family.
Nottingham UK has plenty of us xx
My Mothers surname is foster. Her fosters came from Hempstead Essex UK. And my 2x Gt-Grandparents Came to Croydon Surrey UK in 1861. That was the breeding of the Fosters in Surrey.
FOSTER family ~ I was at the Vagabond Village Restaurant ~ 18187 US Route 127, Cecil OH 45821 http://www.openingtimes.co/vagabond-village-cecil-oh (419) 899-2938 where there is a picture for sale for $35. There is a framed photo of 6 Children, taken about 1887 their names are Burt, Edward (1881) Fannie (Frances Agnes), Bill, Charlie & Clara FOSTER. There is another note "G & G married May 1905" If this were my family, I would gladly pay $35 to get this picture back into the family. It is my hope that someone will feel the same.
Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
S. A. Foster
The Foster name has infected a good part of the northwest area of Ohio and Virginia, US.
How to say the surname Foster in German
I live in the midlands (England) and I've recently found out the majority of Fosters in the Uk live predominantly in the north of England, which is where my family originates also.
it was very entertaining to read all the comments and eat up the information provided. It seems to me the common surname of Foster comes from different origins; or in other words began as different words. It might very well be possible the are Fosters who are unrelated but, given the mingling of peoples, are related by other surnames. I, myself, have the surname Foster on one side of my family. the first of this is a Mary Foster who got married to a Thomas Hawkeye in Dunham, England, though for the life of me I can't seem to find her parents nor his.
I was reaserching that foster actually came from the viking word forrestak meaning lumberman or forest settler! thats how i found out by doing more research and found i was descended from vikings!
This is crazy!