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.
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
from very early times.
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.
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.
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.