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Christiana Family History

Christiana Name Meaning

Evidently from the female personal name Christiana, but the source language and status of the American surname have not been clearly identified. It is probably of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Christian, Cristina, Christmann, Cristiano, Christen, Christians

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Where is the Christiana family from?

You can see how Christiana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christiana family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Christiana families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Christiana families living in New York. This was about 89% of all the recorded Christiana's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Christiana families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christiana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christiana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Christiana. 28% of Christiana men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Christiana women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christiana were Clerk 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
    28%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Christiana. 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 598 military records available for the last name Christiana. For the veterans among your Christiana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Christiana lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Christiana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Christiana in 1962 was 64, and 70 in 2004.

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