Elisha Lister

14 February 1851–September 1851
Indiana, United States

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Lister was born on 14 February 1851, in Indiana, United States, his father, John Thomas Lister, was 24 and his mother, Martha Ann Jackson, was 21. He died in September 1851, at the age of 0.

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John Thomas Lister
Martha Ann Jackson
Elisha Lister
Richard Henry Lister
William Grant Lister
Sarah Marie Lister
Laura Jane Lister
Martha Ellen Lister
Benjamin Thomas Lister
John Tyler Lister
Elizabeth Ann Lister

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Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer, Middle English litster, an agent derivative (originally feminine; compare Baxter ) of lit(t)e(n) ‘to dye’ (Old Norse lita). This term was used principally in East Anglia and northern and eastern England (areas of Scandinavian settlement), and to this day the surname is found principally in these regions, especially in Yorkshire.2 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhleisdeir ‘son of the arrow maker’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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