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Christmas Family History

Christmas Name Meaning

English (southeastern): nickname from Middle English Criste(s)masse -messe ‘Christmas Day’ also ‘the Christmas season’ perhaps for someone who was born at Christmas or one who played the part of the King of Christmas in Yuletide games. The name was also established in County Waterford Ireland in 162 Americanized form (translation into English) of French Noël (see Noel ).

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

Similar surnames: Christman, Christian, Christon, Crossman, Christley, Chrismer, Christ

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Where is the Christmas family from?

You can see how Christmas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christmas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Christmas families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Christmas families living in South Carolina. This was about 19% of all the recorded Christmas's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Christmas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christmas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christmas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Christmas. 26% of Christmas men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Christmas women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christmas were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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What Christmas family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Christmas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christmas 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Christmas. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Christmas. For the veterans among your Christmas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christmas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Christmas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Christmas in 1944 was 23, and 71 in 2004.

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