Foster



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FOSTER BIRTHS:
MAPPED 1864 TO 1913



Foster households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

Foster households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Antrim 45 Armagh 20
Belfast city 20 Carlow 5
Cavan 44 Clare 12
Cork 1 Cork city 4
Derry 27 Donegal 39
Down 15 Dublin 9
Dublin city 12 Fermanagh 69
Galway 15 Kerry 9
Kildare 7 Kilkenny 4
Laois 22 Leitrim 14
Limerick 2 Limerick city 1
Longford 7 Louth 11
Mayo 18 Meath 14
Monaghan 35 Offaly 6
Roscommon 2 Sligo 5
Tipperary 4 Tyrone 38
Waterford 5 Westmeath 6
Wexford 7 Wicklow 6

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Forrester: Quite numerous: Dublin, Ulster. English. DBS.
Forster: fairly numerous: Belfast, Down, Fermanagh, Longford. English, as Forrester.
Foster: numerous: Ulster, N Leinster, N Munster. English, (1) foster-parent, (2) variant of Forrester. Reaney also mentions Forseter, a shearer, as a possible derivation. DBS.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Forrester 25
Forrister 2
Forster 63
Foster 560
O'Foster 2


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Fforster
Ffoster
Foaster
Forister
Forstar
Forsterr
Forstor
Fosster
Fostar


SECOND SURNAME


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