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Lister Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). 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. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

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


Similar surnames: Laster, Lidster, Litster, Leister, Lester, Easter, Limer, Hoster

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Lister Family Origin

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Lister Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lister family was Keeping House. The most common Lister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Lister's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lister.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Lister Historical Records

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Lister Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Lister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lister in 1941 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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