Christen Family History

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Christen Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Christen, one of numerous vernacular forms of Latin Christianus (see Christian).

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

Similar surnames: Christel, Christian, Carsten, Christ, Christon, Christie, Christoff

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Christen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Christen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Christen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Christen Family Origin

Where is the Christen family from?

Christen Family Occupations

What did your Christen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Christen occupation in the UK was Butcher. 14% of Christen's were Butchers. Butcher, Carman and Carriage Examiner S E Ry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Christen. A less common occupation for the Christen family was Coach Maker.

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  • Butcher

  • Carman

  • Carriage Examiner S E Ry

  • Coach Maker


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

Christen Historical Records

What Christen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Christen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Christen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Christen. For the veterans among your Christen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Christen Life Expectancy

What is the average Christen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Christen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Christen in 1951 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Christen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Christen 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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