List Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for someone who was wise and knowledgeable, from Middle High German list, Dutch list ‘wisdom’, ‘ingenuity’. Dutch: habitational name from Ter List, the name being derived from the plant lis ‘iris’, ‘flag’. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Liszt, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from liszt ‘flour’.

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


Similar surnames: Last, Lis, Lust, Lint, Leist, Geist, Licht, Best, Obst, Lier

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List Family Origin

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List Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Ag Laborer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the List family was Ag Laborer. The most common List occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of List's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Boot Maker and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by List.

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List Historical Records

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List Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, List life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for List in 1950 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for List

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