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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 Family Origin

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Christian Family Occupations

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  • Fishing

    18%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Servant

    10%
  • Farmers Son

    5%

In 1881, the most common Christian occupation in Canada was Fishing. 18% of Christian's were Fishings. Fishing, Farmer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Christian. A less common occupation for the Christian family was Farmers Son.

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Christian Historical Records

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Christian Life Expectancy

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