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Multiple Origins for the Surname Christensen



The Christensen surname is a patronymic created from the personal name Christen, which comes ultimately from the Latin Christianus "follower of Christ".

Christensen Early Origins



The surname Christensen 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 local 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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Christensen Spelling Variations


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Christensen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Christenson, Christensen, Christiansen, Christinsen, Cristensen, Cristenson and many more.

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Christensen Early History


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Christensen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christensen research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christensen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Christensen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christensen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Christensen 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Christensen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hans Christensen, aged 14, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Neil Christensen, aged 13, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elling Christensen, aged 43, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anna Christensen, who arrived in Minnesota in 1867 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Chr Nicholi Christensen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christensen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lewis Christensen, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1912 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hans Marino Christensen, who landed in Alabama in 1920 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christensen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Christian Christensen, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Johanna Christensen, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Niels C. Christensen, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Magdalena Christensen, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Mads Peter Christensen, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christensen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christensen (post 1700)



  • Raymond P. "Ray" Christensen (1924-2017), American sportscaster
  • James C. Christensen (1942-2017), American religious and fantasy artist, instructor at Brigham Young University
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    World War 2 Awards.com - CHRISTENSEN, Wheatley. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Wheatley Christensen. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/35682
  • William Christensen (b. 1902), American dancer
  • Lew Christensen (1909-1984), American dancer
  • Harold Christensen (1904-1989), American dancer
  • Bekim Christensen (b. 1973), Danish retired professional road bicycle racer
  • Anita Christensen (b. 1971), Danish world champion female professional boxer
  • Bo Christensen (b. 1937), Danish Oscar winning film producer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - CHRISTENSEN, Wheatley. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Wheatley Christensen. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/35682

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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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.

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