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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. leh-STAH-di-uys  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsLaestadius

Meaning & History

From the name of the village Lästa in Ångermanland, Sweden, whose name possibly means "Leiðulfr's home". Lars Levi Læstadius (1800-1861) was a Swedish priest who founded a Lutheran revival movement known as Laestadianism.
Added 3/12/2023 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 3/12/2023 by Beautiful Victory