Tristan Family History

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Tristan Name Meaning

Spanish (Tristán): from the popular medieval personal name Tristán, derived from a British Celtic legend which became incorporated into the Arthurian cycle as the story of Tristan and Iseult. The name is of unknown derivation. It was transmitted through Old French and became associated by folk etymology with Latin tristis ‘sad’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kristan, Brinton, Cristina, Brian, Kristal, Kriston, Tilton, Cristo

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Tristan Family Origin

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Tristan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Miner (Boarder)

    50%

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In 1880, the most common Tristan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Tristan's were Laborers. Laborer and Miner (Boarder) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tristan.

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Tristan Life Expectancy

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