Christmas Family History

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Christmas Name Meaning

Southern English: nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other particular association with that time of year, from Old English Cristesmæsse ‘mass (i.e. festival) of Christ’. The name was also established in County Waterford, Ireland, in 1622. Translation of French Noel.

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

Similar surnames: Christman, Christian, Christon, Crossman, Christley, Chrismer, Christ

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Christmas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Christmas name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Christmas Family Origin

Where is the Christmas family from?

Christmas Family Occupations

What did your Christmas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Christmas family was Apprentice To Farming. Cooper, In School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Christmas. The most common Christmas occupation in Canada was Cooper. 24% of Christmas's were Coopers.

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  • Cooper

  • In School

  • Laborer

  • Apprentice To Farming


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

Christmas Historical Records

What Christmas family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Christmas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Christmas 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Christmas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Christmas. For the veterans among your Christmas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Christmas Life Expectancy

What is the average Christmas lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Christmas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Christmas in 1944 was 23, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Christmas 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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