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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. LEHS-tər  [key]
Other Forms FormsLeycester, Leicester, Leister, Lister, Lasater, Laseter, Lasiter, Lasseter, Lassetter, Lassiter, Laster

Meaning & History

habitational name from Leicester which is recorded as Ligeraceastre in the 10th century. The placename derives from an Old English folk name Legore "the dwellers by the river Legor (a lost river name)" and Old English ceaster "city Roman fortification" (from Latin castrum) "camp fortress".
Added 6/28/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/28/2023 by Paradiso36

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