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Chris Family History

Chris Name Meaning
Greek: shortened form of any of various surnames formed from the personal name Khristos (see Christos).shortened form of Christopher or any of its cognates or derivatives.

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

175,482 Historical Documents with Chris on Ancestry.com
163,926 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,048 Military Records
820 Immigration Records
6,279 Census and Voter Lists
3,409 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chris Families

  • Number of Chris families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chris families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chris last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chris census records

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Chris Family Origin

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Chris Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chris

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Chris Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chris census records

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Chris Civil War Service Records

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