The name ‘Foster’ originates from England . It is derived from the Middle English word ‘foster’ meaning foster parent (and Old English word ‘fostre’, a derivative of the Old English word ‘fostrain’ meaning to nourish, rear, from foster food). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Foster’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Dionicia Foster’, England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that a certain ‘Richard Robert Foster’, was the founder of this family in America, He emigrated from County Down, Ireland, in 1827, However records show that a ‘John Foster’ was the first of this family to settle in America, arriving in Salem, Massachusetts in 1648. ‘Israel Moore Foster’, of Washington, D.C., was a member of the United States Congress and Pros… Coat of arms: Argent on a …
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