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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.

List Early Origins



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.

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List Spelling Variations


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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.

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List Early History


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List Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our List research. Another 323 words (23 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.

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List Early Notables (pre 1700)


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List Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration



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

List Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Just Lorentz List, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • J. Philip List came to Philadelphia in 1751
  • Johan Gottfried List, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Johann Georg List landed in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Carl Christian Friedrich List 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
  • Christian List, who landed in America in 1830
  • Frederick List came to Philadelphia in 1830
  • Bernh List, who landed in America in 1836
  • Florian List, aged 40, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name List (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name List (post 1700)



  • William List, American politician, Mayor of Bellevue, Kentucky, 1910-13
  • Thomas H. List, American politician, Postmaster at Grave Creek, Virginia, 1822-33
  • 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
  • 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
  • George Washington List (1871-1949), American Democrat politician, Steam laundry owner; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924 (alternate), 1928
  • Frederick List, American politician, U.S. Consul in Hamburg, 1830-31; Leipzig, 1834-38; Stuttgart, 1843-47
  • Robert Frank List (b. 1936), American Governor of Nevada (1979-83) and the Chairman of the Western Governor's Conference (1980-)
  • 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

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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The List Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The List Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 13:29.

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