The Griston family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name Griston is derived from the Latin given name Christianus,
which means "belonging to Christ." Christianus was also the name of the 12th century Irish saint and Bishop of Candida Casa, and brother of St. Malachy of Armagh. Thus, the surname Christian became an extremely popular name, particularly in regions of Celtic or Irish influence such as Scotland
, northern England
, and the Isle of Man
. It was also a common given name amongst the Danes and was the name of several Danish kings.
Early Origins of the Griston family
The surname Griston was first found in the Isle of Man
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Griston family
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Griston Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Griston has been written as Christian, Cristian, McChristian, McChristianston and others.
Early Notables of the Griston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Griston family to Ireland
Some of the Griston family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Griston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Griston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Griston, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
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- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm