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Origins of surname

Whichever of two possible variants you believe, Forster was a craftsman. He was either a fustrier, making saddle trees from a piece of timber known as a fustre, or a forcetier, making chisels, or spears

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was


  • Forster

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Forster family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Ann Forster, Chateau des Roches, St Brelade - 19 November 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • John Forster, Dulce Domum, Five Oaks, St Saviour, gentleman bequeaths an unspecified amount of money from his trust fund annually for the relief of the Roman Catholic poor attending the Roman Catholic Church of Whitehaven, Cumberland and/or the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and St Peter, Vauxhall Street, St Helier 22 October 1903, D/Y/A/63


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