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Christ Name Meaning

German: from the Latin personal name Christus ‘Christ’ (see Christian). The name Christ (Latin Christus) is from Greek Khristos, a derivative of khriein ‘to anoint’, a calque of Hebrew mashiach ‘Messiah’, which likewise means literally ‘the anointed’. English: variant of Crist.

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


Similar surnames: Crist, Chris, Cristo, Crisp, Caris, Chriss, Chryst, Christos, Ghrist

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Where is the Christ family from?

You can see how Christ families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christ family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Christ families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Christ families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Christ's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Christ families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christ surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christ ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Christ. 13% of Christ men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Christ women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christ were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Christ. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christ 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Christ. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Christ. For the veterans among your Christ ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christ lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Christ life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Christ in 1942 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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