Meaning and Origin of: Forster
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old French : Out of the woods
- Old French : Forest keeper
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- English : occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest).
- English : Norman French nickname or occupational name from Old French forcetier ‘cutter’, an agent noun from forcettes ‘scissors’.
- English : occupational name, by metathesis, from Old French fust(r)ier ‘blockmaker’ (a derivative of fustre ‘block of wood’).
- German (Förster) : occupational and topographic name for someone who lived and worked in a forest (see Forst).
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Forst ‘forest’.