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Surname FOREST
SOURCE: Location
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: FAWR-əst (English)   [key]
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
VARIANTS: Forester, Forrest, Foster (English), Forestier (French)