Fosters in France


During the Middle Ages, the Foster clan was one of many who lived primarily on the Anglo-Scottish border. The name derived from Forster or Forrster, which itself derived from Forester or Forrester. The first man of that name was Sir Richard Forester, whose sister, Matilda or Maud of Flanders, was married to William the Conqueror. Sir Richard was the son of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders. The Baldwins descended from Baldwin I, the son of Anarcher, the Great Forester of Flanders, who died in the year 837. To read more about the extensive history of the Foresters of Flanders Click on the link below.

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