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

What did your Tristan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Brickyard Lub and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tristan. 25% of Tristan men worked as a Brickyard Lub and 25% of Tristan women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tristan were Stonemasons Labourer and Milliner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brickyard Lub
  • Builders Foreman
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Stonemasons Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housewife
  • Inspector Ammunition
  • Laundress Trainee
  • Milliner

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tristan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tristan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tristan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tristan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 445 military records available for the last name Tristan. For the veterans among your Tristan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tristan Life Expectancy

What is the average Tristan lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Tristan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Tristan in 1964 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tristan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tristan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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