Forster Family History
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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