History of your Surname
Get access to Christison family records.Start a free trial

Christison Family History

Christison Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus): either a shortened form of Christinson or Christianson (see Christian ) or ‘son of Christie ’ a pet form of Christin Christian or Christopher.

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


Similar surnames: Christerson, Christie, Christou, Christeson, Christian, Christakos

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Christison family from?

You can see how Christison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Christison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Christison families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 5 Christison families living in Kentucky. This was about 45% of all the recorded Christison's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Christison families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Christison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Christison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Christison. 26% of Christison men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Christison women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Christison were Machinist and Secretary. .

View Census Data for Christison | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Secretary
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Christison family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Christison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Christison

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Christison. 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.

View all Christison immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Christison military records

You've only scratched the surface of Christison family history

Discover More

What is the average Christison lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Christison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Christison in 1947 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Christison

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Christison family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial