Ancient Order of Foresters

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Ancient Order of Foresters

London United District (Ontario, Canada) version of the AOF emblem.
Formation 1834
Predecessor Royal Foresters Society
Successor Foresters Friendly Society
Purpose/focus "Friendly society" (mutual benefit, insurance)

The Ancient Order of Foresters (AOF) was an English fraternal benefit order ("friendly society" under U.K. law), originally formed in 1834 by branches of the Royal Foresters Society. The order was eventually succeeded by the Foresters Friendly Society.

Forester courts founded in North America eventually separated from the A.O.F. High Court and became the Independent Order of Foresters in 1874.