The French surname Sartre is of occupational
origin, as it is derived from the type of work the original bearer did, or the profession he pursued. In this particular case, the name is based on the Latin word "sartor," which literally means "tailor." Thus, the original bearer of the surname Sartre was a tailor by profession.
Early Origins of the Sartre family
The surname Sartre was first found in the region of Languedoc
, where the family had been established for many centuries, and held many lands and estates.
Early History of the Sartre family
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Sartre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sartes, Sartou, Sarthou, Sarto, Sartori, Sastre and others.
Early Notables of the Sartre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sartre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Sartori who arrived in New Orleans in 1850 at the age of 22; and Martin Sartori, who settled in New Orleans in 1850.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sartre (post 1700)
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist and critic. In 1964 he was offered the Nobel prize for Literature, but he refused