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Not to be confused with Leicester.
For other uses, see Lester (disambiguation).
Family name
Region of origin England
Related names Lister, Lestre

Lester is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname, first found in Cheshire, England. It originated from an original family living in Leicester, England and is derived from the concatenation of an Old English tribal name "Ligore" and the Old English word "ceaster" meaning "Roman Town or Walled City".[1] [2]

Lester may refer to:


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  1. ^ "Family Facts for: Lester". Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "http://www.houseofnames.com/lester-family-crest". Retrieved 5 July 2012.  External link in |title= (help)