Lester
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
LES-tər
Meaning
From a fort near the river Legra
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Lester is an Anglo-Saxon name, derived from an old place name 'Ligora Ceaster'. In old English 'Ligore' means 'dwellers on the river Legra' and 'Ceaster' was the name of a Roman fort and was itself derived from the Latin word 'castra', which means 'a legionary camp'.

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