Nearly all immigrants bearing the Foster surname came to the Eastern United States from the earliest arrival times from England. They came basically two locations Virginia or Massachusetts to settle with their hopes for a better life. Many came as young men without their parents. Some came as complete families. All came to better themselves with the opportunities afforded in a new country. No matter which location along the Eastern Atlantic seacoast they chose to locate all Foster surnames came originally to England from Flanders, Belgium in Northern France in the year 1066 AD.