Meaning and Origin of: Lester
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First name origins & meanings:
- Latin : Legion camp
First name variations
Last name origin & 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.