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Where did the Norwegian Christensen family come from? What is the Norwegian Christensen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Christensen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Christensen family history?

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Christensen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Hans Christensen, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1840
  • Neil Christensen, aged 13, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Elling Christensen, aged 43, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Anna Christensen, who arrived in Minnesota in 1867
  • Chr Nicholi Christensen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869


Christensen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Lewis Christensen, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1912
  • Andens Christensen, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1914
  • Hans Christensen, who immigrated to Colorado in 1920 with his wife Marie and his children Justina, John, Francis, Agnes, and Louis
  • Andrew Christensen, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920
  • Hans Marino Christensen, who landed in Alabama in 1920


Christensen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Peter Christian Christensen, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Johanna Christensen, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Niels C. Christensen, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Magdalena Christensen, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Mads Peter Christensen, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870


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  • Harold Christensen (1904-1989), American dancer
  • Lew Christensen (1909-1984), American dancer
  • William Christensen (b. 1902), American dancer
  • Second Lieutenant Dale Eldon Christensen (1920-1944), American soldier, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Wheatley Theordore Christensen (b. 1918), American soldier awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII
  • Jens Christian "JC" Christensen (1856-1930), Danish politician, Council President (Prime Minister) of Denmark (1905-1908)
  • Benjamin Christensen (1879-1959), Danish film director, writer, and actor
  • Bo Christensen (b. 1937), Danish Oscar winning film producer
  • Jesper Christensen (b. 1948), Danish actor
  • Hayden Christensen (b. 1981), Canadian actor, nominated for a Golden Globe Award, best known for his portrayal as Anakin in Star Wars II and III

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  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Christensen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christensen 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 18 May 2015 at 17:37.

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