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Origins of the Bristol surname

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About the Bristols

We have a total number of 4128 records for people with the last name Bristol.

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Where do most Bristols live?

In 1921, most Bristols lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Bristols

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 2,360 records for the Bristol surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Bristols most likely to marry?

Bristol Or Bristolls



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Bristols.

What are the most common Bristol first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Victoria

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Common jobs for Bristols

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bristols in 1921


Cotton Weaver


House Servant




General Servant


Common Male occupations for Bristols in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Agricultural Labourer


Cotton Spinner






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