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Origins of the Lester surname

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About the Lesters

We have a total number of 64833 records for people with the last name Lester.

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Where do most Lesters live?

In 1921, most Lesters lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Lesters

How common is your surname?

869th most common surname in the UK

We have 53,500 records for the Lester surname. The oldest one dates back to 1559.

Who were Lesters most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Lester first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lesters

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lesters in 1921
Dressmaker

229

Laundress

144

General Servant Domestic

130

Domestic Servant

108

Living On Own Means

90

Common Male occupations for Lesters in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

199

General Labourer

196

Coal Miner

165

Farm Labourer

132

Butcher

113

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