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

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Chris Family Origin

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Chris Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cart Driver

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chris family was Cart Driver. 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.

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chris

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