List History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname List, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Silesia. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Early Origins of the List family

The surname List was first found in Silesia and Lausitz, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. In Old-German "list" meant "cunning" or "artful," and chronicles first mention Heinrich list of Budweis in 1250, Cunad mit der Lyst in 1399, Benz Listli of Wuerttemberg in 1418, and Hans Listeman of Haldensleben around 1400. Liste is also a city near Hanover. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the List family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our List research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1700, 1808, 1818, 1789 and 1846 are included under the topic Early List History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

List Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: List, Lisst, Listmann, Lister (often of English origin), Listl, Listler, Listli, Liste, Listle, Listel and many more.

Early Notables of the List family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname List were Friedrich List (1789-1846), a self-taught economist who became one of the greatest authorities of the 19th century on political economy. Franz...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early List Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

List migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

List Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry List, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
List Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Just Lorentz List, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • J. Philip List, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Johan Gottfried List, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johann Georg List, who landed in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Carl Christian Friedrich List, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
List Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Gat List, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Christian List, who landed in America in 1830 [1]
  • Frederick List, who settled in Philadelphia in 1830
  • Bernh List, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • Florian List, aged 40, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name List (post 1700)

  • Robert Frank List (b. 1936), American Governor of Nevada (1979-83) and the Chairman of the Western Governor's Conference (1980-)
  • William List, American politician, Mayor of Bellevue, Kentucky, 1910-13 [2]
  • Thomas H. List, American politician, Postmaster at Grave Creek, Virginia, 1822-33 [2]
  • Thomas E. List, American politician, Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1992; Natural Law Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992; Natural Law Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1996 [2]
  • Robert Frank List (b. 1936), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1968, 1972 Nevada State Attorney General, 1971-78; Governor of Nevada, 1979-83 [2]
  • George Washington List (1871-1949), American Democrat politician, Steam laundry owner; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924 (alternate), 1928 [2]
  • Frederick List, American politician, U.S. Consul in Hamburg, 1830-31; Leipzig, 1834-38; Stuttgart, 1843-47 [2]
  • Dennis List (1946-2007), New Zealand poet, editor, and novelist
  • Roland List (b. 1929), Swiss professor of Meteorology at the University of Toronto before becoming a UN agency official. He was awarded the Sesquicentennial Medal and the Patterson Medal

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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