Lister Family History
Lister Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth Middle English li(te)ster a derivative of Middle English lit(t)en (Old Norse lita) ‘to dye’. This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement) and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions especially in Yorkshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022