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Foster Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Forster. English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fostre, a derivative of fostrian ‘to nourish or rear’). Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster.

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

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Foster Family Origin

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Foster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Foster family was Farm Laborer. The most common Foster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Foster's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foster.

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Foster Historical Records

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Foster Life Expectancy

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