Foster Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Foster Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Forster. English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fostre, a derivative of fostrian ‘to nourish or rear’). Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Forster, Oster, Easter, Hoster, Fester, Fosse, Bolter, Koster, Osmer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Foster Family Origin

Where is the Foster family from?

SHOW MORE

Foster Family Occupations

What did your Foster ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Foster family was Going To School. The most common Foster occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Foster's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foster.

View Census data for Foster | Data not to scale

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Foster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Foster Historical Records

What Foster family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Foster ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Foster

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Foster Life Expectancy

What is the average Foster lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Foster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Foster in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foster

SHOW MORE

United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Foster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Foster Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Look up another name