The name ‘Lester’ originates from England. It is a habitation name from a place named with the modern spelling of this word, e.g. ‘Leicester’ in the well-known capital of the county of that name in England. It is also a nickname used to denote people from there, ‘Local ‘of Leicester’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Lester’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Ongar de Leycestre’, from the county of Devonshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘James Lester’, aged 21, a file cutter by trade, from the city of London, England. He immigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Letitia’ on the 7th of February 1774, arrivin… Coat of arms: Argent a fesse azure bet…
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