When James Foster was born about 1718, in Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, United States, his father, James Foster, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 42.
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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