Christian Family History

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Christian Name Meaning

English, German, and French: from the personal name Christian, a vernacular form of Latin Christianus ‘follower of Christ’ (see Christ). This personal name was introduced into England following the Norman conquest, especially by Breton settlers. It was also used in the same form as a female name.

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

Similar surnames: Christman, Christiana, Christen, Cristiano, Christoff, Christin

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Christian Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Christian name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Christian Family Origin

Where is the Christian family from?

Christian Family Occupations

What did your Christian ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Christian occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Christian's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Christian family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Christian.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Christian Historical Records

What Christian family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 300,000 census records available for the last name Christian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christian 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Christian. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Christian. For the veterans among your Christian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Christian Life Expectancy

What is the average Christian lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Christian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Christian in 1941 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Christian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Christian 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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