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The Anglo-Saxon name Chrisman comes from the personal name Christman, which is more-or-less equivalent to Christian, which was once a popular personal name. The suffix -man means servant. Christman was a popular German name, and was probably imported from that country.

Chrisman Early Origins



The surname Chrisman was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Chrisman Spelling Variations


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Chrisman Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Chrisman has appeared include Christman, Christmann, Chrisman, Cristeman and many more.

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Chrisman Early History


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Chrisman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chrisman research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1202 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Chrisman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chrisman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chrisman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chrisman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chrisman arrived in North America very early:

Chrisman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Chrisman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Malbeth Chrisman, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Mr. Chrisman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Philip Chrisman, who landed in Mississippi in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chrisman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chrisman (post 1700)



  • Jack Chrisman (1928-1989), American drag racer pioneer and champion
  • Paul Chrisman (b. 1949), best known by his stage name Woody Paul, American singer, fiddler, and composer
  • William Chrisman (1822-1897), American tobacco plantation owner, eponym of William Chrisman High School
  • Arthur Chrisman (1889-1953), American children's author, best known for his "Shen of the Sea: A Book for Children" (1925) for which he received the Newbery Medal in 1926

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Suggested Readings for the name Chrisman


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Suggested Readings for the name Chrisman



  • The Ancestors of Harriet Chrisman Ross by John Hal Connor.
  • A Chrisman/Christman Genealogy: The Descendants of Jacob Christman I, of Frederick County, Virginia by Glen Christman.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Chrisman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chrisman 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2016 at 10:56.

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