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Bristol Family History

Bristol Name Meaning
English: variant of Bristow, respelled to conform to the spelling of the modern place name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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61,702 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,217 Military Records
5,253 Immigration Records
47,492 Census and Voter Lists
214,831 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bristol Families

  • Number of Bristol families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bristol families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bristol last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bristol census records

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Bristol Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Bristol families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Bristol Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Bristol families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Bristol

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Bristol Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bristol census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Bristol ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Bristol Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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