Van De Leest

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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Dutch
Other Forms FormsLeest, De Leest, Van Leest, Van Leesten, Van der Leist, Van de Lest.

Meaning & History

Possibly an allusion to the shoemaker's profession, whether or not through a house name 'De Leest', which may have been the name of a shoemaker's building. A last is a (wooden) shape over which shoes are formed.
Added 10/6/2021 by anonymous