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Meaning and Origin of: Lester

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Legion camp

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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.