A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Listel, 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 Listel family
The surname Listel 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.
Early History of the Listel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Listel research.Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1700, 1808, 1818, 1789 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Listel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Listel 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 Listel family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Listel 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 Listel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Listel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Just Lorentz List, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741. J. Philip List came in 1751; Johann Georg List in 1754; Carl Christian Friedrich List in 1773.