When James Reason List was born on 18 July 1837, in Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob List, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Wyckoff, was 41. He married Emeline Haymaker in 1858. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 11 September 1907, in Johnson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Johnson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States.
German and Dutch: nickname for someone who was wise and knowledgeable, from Middle High German list, Dutch list ‘wisdom, ingenuity’.
Dutch: habitational name from Ter List, the name being derived from the plant lis ‘iris, flag’.
Americanized form of Hungarian Liszt, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from liszt ‘flour’.