Foster Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Forster, Oster, Easter, Hoster, Fester, Fosse, Bolter, Koster, Osmer

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Foster Family Origin

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Foster Family Occupations

What did your Foster ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Foster occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Foster's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foster. A less common occupation for the Foster family was Labourer.

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Foster Historical Records

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Foster Life Expectancy

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