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Leister Name Meaning

English: variant of Lester. German: occupational name for a maker of lasts or a cobbler, from Middle High German leist + the agent suffix -er.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lister, Leiter, Meister, Leiser, Weisser, Feister, Geister, Reiter

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Leister Family Origin

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Leister Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leister. The most common Leister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Leister's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leister family was Carpenter.

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Leister Historical Records

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Leister Life Expectancy

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