When Karen Thuesdatter Lyster was born on 3 September 1692, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Thue Lauritssøn Lyster, was 33 and her mother, Pernille Clemensdatter, was 31. She married Laurs Hansen on 23 July 1717, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in May 1776, in Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 83, and was buried in Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark.
English and Scottish: variant of Lister .
Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Ljøsta in Romsdal, probably derived from Old Norse ljóstr ‘fishing spear, leister’.
Danish: nickname originally from Bornholm, derived from a word for a fishing tackle for catching eel.