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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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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Labourer

    12%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Lester occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Lester's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lester. A less common occupation for the Lester family was Laborer.

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Lester Historical Records

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Lester Life Expectancy

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