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Where did the English Christoph family come from? What is the English Christoph family crest and coat of arms? When did the Christoph family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Christoph family history?The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Christoph came from Christopher, an ancient and popular personal name which has been popular for many years as literally, the name means 'Bearer of Christ'.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Christoph family name include Christopher, Cristopher and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christoph research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christoph History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christoph Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Christoph family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Christoph surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Christoph Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Christoph Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Christoph Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christoph Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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