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TypeSurname (from location)
PronouncedPron.FAWR-ist English
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Meaning & History

Originally belonged to a person who lived near or in a forest. It was probably originally derived, via Old French forest, from Latin forestam (silva) meaning "outer (wood)".

Related Names

VariantsForester, Forrest, Foster English Deforest, Forestier French

Categories

nature, trees
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute