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History & Derivations of the Surname
According to it's meaning, the surname Foster, in various ways Forrester, Forester, Forster, has two possible origins.
One is originally derived from forester, a term that describes an ancient occupation associated with royalty and high-grade families, dating back to the first great tribal systems of clans and kingdoms in Scotland and England.
The other origin is in a Norman nobleman to whom William the Conqueror (1028-1087) granted lands in Scotland and Northumbria, and who changed his French surname to Forester.
By all accounts, the first mention of Forester, Forster, or Foster as a royal surname in all of Britain was when Sir Richard Forester (c.1034-c.1084), then known by his Latinized name of Forestarius, left for England with his father, Baldwin V (c.1012-1067), forester from Flanders, accompanying his brother-in-law, William I of England (1028-1087) to participate in the Battle of Hastings (October 14, 1066). Thus, it seems that the key figure in this long history is this ancestor named Sir Richard Forester (c.1034-c.1084), son of Baldwin V (c.1012-1067), Earl and Forester of Flanders.
Richard's sister, Matilda de Flandes (c. 1031-1083), was the wife of William I of England (1028-1087), Duke of Normandy, who apparently had a legitimate claim to the English throne.