Foster households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

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 in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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