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Lister Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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


Similar surnames: Laster, Lidster, Litster, Leister, Lester, Easter, Limer, Hoster

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Lister Family Origin

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Lister Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Lister occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Lister's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Lister family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lister.

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