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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. 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)
Given Name DescendantsForest, Forrest(English)


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