When Bartholomew Foster was born on 23 February 1702, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuell Foster Sr, was 49 and his mother, Margery Keyes, was 37. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1701. He died before 22 July 1728, at the age of 26.
English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.
English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.
English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.
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