Last name: LESTER

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LESTER : This last name is indexed 120,334 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LESTER : 1: English: habitational name from Leicester which is recorded as Ligeraceastre in the 10th century. The placename derives from an Old English folk name Legore ‘the dwellers by the river Legor (a lost river name)’ + Old English ceaster ‘city Roman fortification’.2: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lestre in Normandy.3: English and Scottish: variant of Lister.4: English: variant of Laster ‘one who makes shoemaker's lasts’ or ‘one who shapes boots or shoes on a last’.5: Scottish and Irish: shortened Anglicized form of McLester.

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