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Lester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leicester, named in Old English from the tribal name Ligore (itself adapted from a British river name) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy. English and Scottish: variant of Lister.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pester, Bester, Lister, Lesser, Laster, Tester, Lyster, Jester

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Lester Family Origin

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Lester Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Lester occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Lester's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lester. A less common occupation for the Lester family was Farmer.

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Lester Historical Records

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Lester Life Expectancy

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