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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


Similar surnames: Christ, Caris, Duris, Cyrus, Ris, Corris, Boris, Maris, Doris, Heis

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Chris Family Origin

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Chris Family Occupations

What did your Chris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chris. The most common Chris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Chris's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chris family was Cart Driver.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cart Driver

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chris ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chris census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chris. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chris. For the veterans among your Chris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chris Life Expectancy

What is the average Chris lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Chris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Chris in 1954 was 49, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chris ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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