Thistle Family History
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Thistle Name Meaning
English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived where there was an abundance of thistles, from Middle English thistle. Probably an Americanized form of German Distel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Tritle, Whistler, Tickle, Tintle, Tingle, Shartle, Hittle, Bustle