Lester Family History
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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