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Forster Name Meaning

English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). English: Norman French nickname or occupational name from Old French forcetier ‘cutter’, an agent noun from forcettes ‘scissors’. English: occupational name, by metathesis, from Old French fust(r)ier ‘blockmaker’ (a derivative of fustre ‘block of wood’). German (Förster): occupational and topographic name for someone who lived and worked in a forest (see Forst). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Forst ‘forest’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Porter, Oster, Forestier, Foster, Forst, Fenster, Doster, Forsey

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Forster Family Origin

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Forster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forster. The most common Forster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Forster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Forster family was Carpenter.

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Forster Historical Records

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Forster Life Expectancy

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