List Family History
List Name Meaning
German and Dutch: nickname for someone who was wise and knowledgeable, from Middle High German list, Dutch list ‘wisdom’, ‘ingenuity’. Dutch: habitational name from Ter List, the name being derived from the plant lis ‘iris’, ‘flag’. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Liszt, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from liszt ‘flour’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press