is a Swiss family name with proof of family vital records at least back to the 16th century
. Places of origins (rights of citizenship) are known from Simmental
, Canton of Berne
. Based on Schweizerisches Idiotikonn
(Dictionary of Swiss Dialects and historic language) Andrist is a folksy version of 'Andreas' (Engl. Andrew).
There is also a branch of the family name that may originate from the Lombardy
region named Andrista, Cevo, Italy
There are two mountains called Andrist in Switzerland, Bernese Oberland
, Kiental. The first one's name is "Wild Andrist" (means 'wild Andrist'), altitude: 2849 m asl, the other is called "Zahm Andrist" (means 'tame Andrist'), altitude: 2648 m asl.
Andrist Family pages