Christen, which comes ultimately from the Latin Christianus "follower of Christ".
The surname Christen was first found in Denmark, where the name 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
social and political affairs. Christensen is also connected to several place names in Denmark. Both main branches of this family name were elected to the nobility. While the surname can be of multiple origins, today there are twice as many that call Denmark their homeland versus Norway.
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of this family name include: Christenson, Christensen, Christiansen, Christinsen, Cristensen, Cristenson and many more.