Christ History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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 BC. 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.

Early Origins of the Christ family

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.

Important Dates for the Christ family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christ research. Another 148 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Christ family (pre 1700)

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Christ migration to the United States

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. 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 America. 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 [1]
  • Johannis Christ, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728 [1]
  • Jacob Christ, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Eva Catherina Christ, who at the age of 31 landed in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Eva Catherina Christ, aged 31, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • William Christ, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • while Johann Christ, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Johann August Christ, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Joh Christ, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]

Christ migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Christ Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Christ, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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
  • Private First Class Harold Christ Agerholm, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Christ Christian, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 31st District, 1933-36 [2]
  • Christ J. Estel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924; Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 7th District, 1926 [3]
  • Christ M. Stauffer (b. 1896), American Republican politician,Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Green County, 1957-64
  • Christ Tuttrop, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1896 [4]
  • Christ Pavloff, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961 [5]
  • Christ A. Jensen, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936 [6]
  • Christ Stahlman, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1871 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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