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Tristram Early Origins



The surname Tristram was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire at Dunall in the parish of Bampton.

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Tristram Spelling Variations


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Tristram Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Tristram, Trestram, Tristam and others.

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Tristram Early History


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Tristram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tristram research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Tristram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tristram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tristram Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tristram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Tristram:

Tristram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Tristram, who sailed to New England in 1652
  • Ralph Tristram, who arrived in New England in 1652

Tristram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William H Tristram, who landed in New York, NY in 1838
  • William Tristram, who sailed to New York in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tristram (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tristram (post 1700)



  • David Tristram (b. 1957), English comic playwright who has published twenty three plays, videos/two films and a comedy novel
  • The Reverend Henry Baker Tristram FRS (1822-1906), English clergyman, Biblical scholar, traveller and ornithologist
  • Ernest William Tristram (1882-1952), British art historian, artist and conservator, Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art (1926-1948)
  • Jenna Tristram (b. 1986), Australian footballer who has played for the Australia Nation Team since 2007
  • John William Tristram (1870-1938), Australian watercolour artist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Tristram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tristram Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 October 2015 at 09:33.

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