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The distinguished surname Christ is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Christ Early Origins



The surname Christ was first found in Austria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Christ Spelling Variations


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Christ Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Christ include Christ, Crist, Kirst, Kist, Kierst, Kryste, Chryste and many more.

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Christ Early History


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Christ Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christ research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1811, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Christ History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Christ Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christ Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christ 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Christ were

Christ Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthias Christ, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709
  • Johannis Christ, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Jacob Christ, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Eva Catherina Christ , who at the age of 31 landed in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Eva Catherina Christ, aged 31, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christ Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Christ, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807
  • William Christ, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807
  • while Johann Christ settled in Texas in 1845
  • Johann August Christ, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Joh Christ, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christ Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Christ, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1902

Christ Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Christ, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christ (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christ (post 1700)



  • Lena Christ (1881-1920), Bavarian author, who has published an autobiography and two regional novels of merit

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. 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).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Christ Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christ 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 5 November 2016 at 10:09.

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