Origins of the Lester surname

About the Lesters

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

Find out more about your family in our records

    or try an advanced search
    Start free trial
    I’ve managed to trace back to the mid-1500s! I can’t believe it! Utterly engrossing and I have uncovered some quite moving and heartbreaking stories attached to various ancestors. You don’t need any qualifications to start - just time patience, and some information.
    Trustpilot logoTrustpilot 5 stars
    1 of 3

    Start your family tree

    Trace your family back in time. Make new discoveries and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Lesters.

    Sign up to get started

    Delve deeper into the Lester family's history

    OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 60North West 189Isle of Man 3Yorkshire 375East Midlands 295West Midlands 874East 468London 1435South East 564South West 130South Wales 51Mid Wales 13West Wales 1North Wales 26Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

    In 1921, most Lesters lived in london

    Census records trace your ancestors through each generation, so you can follow where your relatives lived through each decade.

    Interesting facts about Lester

    How common is your surname?

    869th most common surname in the UK

    We have for the Lester surname. The oldest one dates back to 1559.

    Who were Lesters most likely to marry?

    Our tell us which families married Lesters.

    What are the most common Lester first names?





    Our tell us the names of Lester family members
    Man with milk churns and census card collage
    Census records provide incredible detail on names, ages, marital statuses, occupations and more.

    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





    General Servant Domestic


    Domestic Servant


    Living On Own Means


    Common male occupations for Lesters in 1921

    Agricultural Labourer


    General Labourer


    Coal Miner


    Farm Labourer




    We found over 120,000 family trees with the Lester surname

    Trace your family back in time and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Lesters.

    Search for a relative in our family trees

    Learn more about the lives of Lester family members

    Share your discoveries

    Look for a different surname