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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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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Forster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Forster. A less common occupation for the Forster family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Forster occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Forster's were Coal Miners.

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Forster Historical Records

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Forster Life Expectancy

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