Last Family History
Last Name Meaning
English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or a maker of cobblers' lasts (wooden moulds used by shoemakers). Compare Laster . English: nickname from Middle English last ‘the last the latest (one)’. The application of this nickname is unclear. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a porter from Middle High German last; German Last or Yiddish last ‘burden load’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022