John Foster

Maleabout 1675–1 May 1738

Brief Life History of John

John Foster was born about 1675, in Bucknell, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Jane Bridges in 1706. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 May 1738, in his hometown, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bucknell, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Foster
Jane Bridges
Marriage: 1706
William Foster
John Foster

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    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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