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Christen Family History

Christen Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Christen one of numerous vernacular forms of Latin Christianus (see Christian ). American shortened form of Danish Norwegian or North German patronymic Christensen .

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


Similar surnames: Christel, Christian, Carsten, Christ, Christon, Christie, Christoff

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Where is the Christen family from?

You can see how Christen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Christen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Christen family living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Christen's in USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Christen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Christen. 21% of Christen men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Christen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christen were Manager and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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What Christen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Christen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Christen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Christen. For the veterans among your Christen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Christen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Christen in 1951 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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