Foster Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Foster Family History

If you are conducting some Foster family history research then you can view the Foster coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Foster surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Foster in Ireland is of immigrant origin having been brought into the country by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century. It is in the Province of Ulster that the majority of descendants bearing this name can today be found.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Foster Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Spear/Lance Emblem of Knightly Service
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