Foster (surname)


Foster (surname)

Foster is a surname, ultimately derived from the name of a Frankish saint, Vedast, also known as "Foster" or "St. Foster". [ [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0206.htm#veda Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of February 6 ] ]

It may refer to:

*Abby Kelley Foster, American abolitionist
*Abiel Foster (1735–1806), American religious leader and politician
*Al Foster, American jazz drummer
*Alan Dean Foster (born 1946), American writer
*Amy Foster, (born 1992), British actor
*Andrew Foster, one of several people, including:
**Andrew Foster (1870–1956), Canadian politician
**Andrew Foster (educator) (1925–1987), American promoter of schools for the deaf
**Andrew Foster (1972), English tennis player
**Andrew Foster (Australian rules footballer) (1985), Fremantle Dockers player
*Andrew Foster-Williams, British classical singer
*Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland politician
*Audrey Hylton-Foster, Baroness Hylton-Foster, British life peer
*Barry Foster, one of several people, including:
**Barry Foster (1927–2002), British actor
**Barry Foster (1968), American football player
*Ben Foster, one of several people, including:
**Ben Foster (1980), American actor
**Ben Foster (1983), English footballer
*Bill Foster, one of several people, including:
**Bill Foster (1904–1978), Negro League baseball player.
**Bill "The Fox" Foster (1932–2000), entertainer, self-proclaimed "World's Fastest Beer Drinker", and band leader on "The Man Show"
**Bill Foster (1936), college basketball coach.
**Bill Foster (1955), United States Representative
*Blake Foster, American actor
*Bob Foster (born 1938), American boxer
*Brendan Foster (born 1948), British runner
*Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jamaican hurdler
*Brodie Foster Hubbard (1978), singer/songwriter/guitarist
*Carey Foster (1835–1919) English chemist and physicist
*Cecil Foster, Canadian writer
*Charles Foster, one of several people including
**Charles Foster (1828–1904), a U.S. Republican politician from Ohio
**Charles Foster (1923), British-born Canadian writer
**Charles Foster (1936), announcer for Granada television
*Christopher Foster, English cricketer
*Clement le Neve Foster, British geologist
*Cody Foster, American porn star
*Danny Foster, British musician
*Dave Foster, American drummer
*David Foster, one of several people, including:
**David Foster (born 1949), Canadian composer, musician, and producer
**David Foster (1957), Australian champion woodcutter
*Denzil Foster, of record producers Foster & McElroy
*David Kirby Foster, Baptist minister and community leader from Missouri
*Derek Foster, British politician
*DeShaun Foster (born 1980), American football player
*Doctor Foster, nursery rhyme character
*Don Foster, British politician
*Donald W. Foster, American Professor of English and a linguistic/literary sleuth
*Dwight Foster, one of several people, including:
**Dwight Foster (1757–1823), American politician
**Dwight Foster (born 1957), American hockey player
*Edward Foster, British soldier
*Ephraim H. Foster, American politician
*Ezola B. Foster, American activist
*Fiona Foster, British television journalist
*Florence Foster, American soprano Florence Foster Jenkins
*Frank Foster, one of several people, including:
**Frank Hugh Foster (1851–1935), American Ph. D., D.D., and Congregational pastor
**Frank Keys Foster (1854–1909), American labor leader
**Frank William Foster (1887–1963), British RAF officer
**Frank Rowbotham Foster (1889–1958), English cricket player
**Frank Foster (1928), American jazz saxophonist
*Fred Foster, American songwriter
*George Foster, one of several people, including:
**George Eulas Foster (1847–1931), Canadian politician
**George Foster (born 1948), U.S. baseball player
**George Foster (born 1980), American football player
*Gloria Foster, American actress
*Greg Foster, one of several people including
**Greg Foster, American basketball player
**Greg Foster, American hurdler
*Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, American academic
*Hal Foster, one of several people, including:
**Hal Foster (1892–1982), comic strip creator
**Hal Foster, American art critic
*Hannah Webster Foster, American novelist
*Harry Hylton-Foster, British politician
*Henry Foster, one of several people, including:
**Henry Foster (1796–1831; fl. 1820s), British soldier & scientist
**Henry A. Foster (1800–1889), American politician
**Henry Foster, American physician
*Hunter Foster, American entertainer
*Ian Foster, grid computing pioneer
*Israel Moore Foster, American politician
*Ivan Foster, Northern Ireland Presbyterian minister and politician
*Jack Foster (1932–2004), New Zealand long-distance runner
*James Foster, one of several people, including:
**James Foster (1786–1853), English entrepreneur
**James Foster (1905–1969), Scottish-born Canadian hockey player
**James C. Foster ("fl." 1976–), American entrepreneur
**James Foster (1980), English cricketer
*Jane Foster, alleged Soviet spy
*Jeanne Robert Foster, American poet
*Jeff Foster, American basketball player
*Jim Foster, Arena Football League founder
*Jodie Foster (born 1962), US actress
*John Foster, one of several people, including:
**John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel (1740–1828), English Baron
**John Foster Snr. (1758–1827), British architect
**John Foster Jr. (1786–1846), British architect
**John Foster (essayist) (1770–1843), English essayist
**John Leslie Foster (1781–1842;), Irish politician
**John Wells Foster (1815–1873), American geologist
**John G. Foster (1823–1874), American soldier
**John W. Foster (1836–1917), American diplomat
**John Bellamy Foster ("fl." 1982–), American sociologist
**John Foster (1978), American baseball player
*Jon Foster, American actor
*Jon Foster, American illustrator
*Josephine Foster, American musician
*Juliette Foster, British television journalist
*Karen Foster, American model and actress
*Kimberly Foster, American actress
*Kurtis Foster, Canadian ice hockey player
*Lafayette S. Foster, American politician
*Lisa Foster, Canadian actress
*Lynn Foster, municipal councillor in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
*M. A. Foster (born 1939), author/writer
*Marcus Foster, American educator
*Mark Foster, one of several people including
**Mark Foster (music critic) (1935–2001)
**Mark Foster (swimmer) (born 1970)
**Mark Foster (rugby player) (1983), rugby union player
*Maurice Foster, Canadian politician
*Maurice Foster, West Indian cricketer
*Meg Foster, American actress
*Michael Foster, one of several people, including:
**Michael Foster (1836–1907), physiologist
**Michael Jabez Foster (born 1956), British politician
**Michael John Foster (born 1963), British politician
**Michael Foster (1966), drummer of rock band FireHouse
* Murphy Foster, one of several people, including:
**Murphy James Foster, Sr. (1849–1921), American politician
**Murphy James "Mike" Foster, Jr. (1930), American politician
*Myles Birket Foster, English watercolourist
*Neil Foster, English cricketer
*Norman Foster, one of several people, including:
**Norman Foster (1900–1976), American film director
**Norman Foster (1921–2006), Australian politician
**Sir Norman Foster (born 1935), British architect
*Peter Foster, Australian con man
*Phil Foster, American actor
*Philip Foster, American businessman
*George Murphy "Pops" Foster (1892–1969), American jazz musician
*Preston Foster (1901–1970), actor
*R. F. Foster, card games rules expert
*Radney Foster, American musician
*Randolph Sinks Foster, Bishop] of the Methodist Episcopal Church
*Father Reginald Foster, American Catholic priest
*Richard J. Foster, Quaker, Christian writer, and founder of the Renovare seminar
*Robert Sidney Foster, British Governor of Fiji
*Roy Foster, one of several people, including:
**Roy Foster (1949), historian and author
**Roy Foster (1960), American football player
*Rube Foster (1879–1930), pioneer of Negro League baseball
*Rusty Foster, Kuro5hin founder
*Sara Foster, American actress
*Shan Foster, American college basketball player
*Simon Foster, computer game artist
*Stephen Foster (1826–1864), American composer
*Stephen C. Foster (politician) (1822–1898), the first mayor of Los Angeles
*Sutton Foster (born 1975), American entertainer
*Theodore Foster (1752–1828), U.S. politician
*Tim Foster, British rower
*Tip Foster, English footballer and cricketer
*Vince Foster (1945–1993), attorney for Bill Clinton
*Walter Edward Foster, Canadian politician
*Wilder D. Foster (1819–1873), U.S. Representative from Michigan
*Will Foster, British musician
*William Z. Foster (1891–1961), American activist

ee also

*Foster (disambiguation)
*"Ellen Foster", novel
*Forster (disambiguation)

References

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