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Christian Family History

Christian Name Meaning
English, German, and French: from the personal name Christian, a vernacular form of Latin Christianus ‘follower of Christ’ (see Christ). This personal name was introduced into England following the Norman conquest, especially by Breton settlers. It was also used in the same form as a female name.

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

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417,440 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
43,211 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Christian Families

  • Number of Christian families
     281 - 559
     94 - 280
     1 - 93
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Christian families
     471 - 939
     158 - 470
     1 - 157
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Christian families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Christian census records

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Christian Family Origin

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Christian Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Christian

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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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Christian Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Christian census records

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Christian Civil War Service Records

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