Show ContentsMistral History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Mistral is a nickname surname. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. This nickname is derived from the Mistral, a dry north wind felt in the south of France at certain times of the year. The nickname was probably given to a person who was prone to wandering or traveling periodically.

Early Origins of the Mistral family

The surname Mistral was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this impressive family held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Mistral family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mistral research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1330, 1369, 1442, 1500, 1592, 1593, 1600, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Mistral History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mistral Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mistral, Mistrale, Mistralle, Mistralles, Mistrals, Mystral, Mystrale, Mystralle, Mystralles, De Mistral, De Mistrale, De Mistralle, De Mistralles, De Mistrals, Mestrall, De Mystral, De Mystrale, De Mystralle and many more.

Early Notables of the Mistral family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mistral family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alex Mestrall settled in San Francisco with his wife and child in 1862.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mistral (post 1700) +

  • Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914), French poet
  • Christian Mistral (1964-2020), Canadian novelist, poet, and songwriter, nominee for the Governor General's Award
  • Nati Mistral (1928-2017), stage name of Natividad Macho Álvarez, a Spanish film and stage actress who won the National Theater Prize in 1997
  • Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet, prose writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945 on Facebook