Surname FOREST

SOURCE: Location
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: FAWR-ist (English)   [details]

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), Deforest, Forestier (French)