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TypeSurname (from location)
PronouncedPron.FAWR-ist English

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


nature, trees
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute