foreigner (n.) Look up foreigner at Dictionary.com
early 15c., foreyner; see foreign + -er (1).
In ordinary use chiefly applied to those who speak a foreign language as their native tongue; thus in England the term is not commonly understood to include Americans. [OED]
In the U.S. from 1620s through mid-19c., however, it was used of a person from a different colony or state.