Forster Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Forster Name Meaning: Occupational with two possible origins,the firdt from old French 'fustrier',one who made sadle tree's from 'fustre',block of timber. The other from French background 'forcetier' variant of 'forcettes',possibly a maker of shears.

Of Medieval origin.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Forster Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Forster family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 277
Agricultural Labourer 274
Independent 189
Coal Miner 97
Labourer 96
Farmer 86
Male Servant 65
Shoe Maker 39
Blacksmith 37
Tailor 30
Dress Maker 29
Joiner 27
Mason 26
Silk Weaver 24
Independant 23
Miner 23
Ag Labourer 23
Weaver 22
Butcher 20
Grocer 20
Carpenter 19
Lead Miner 18
Pupil 17
Publican 17
Pauper 17

Forster Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Forster 100% 71,459
2 Forester 88% 5,759
3 Froster 71% 1,763
4 Farster 86% 364
5 Forister 88% 155

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The surname Forster is the most popular version of all its varients

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