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Multiple Origins for the Surname Christenson


Danish


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

Christenson Early Origins



The surname Christenson 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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Christenson Spelling Variations


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Christenson Spelling Variations



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

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Christenson Early History


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Christenson Early History



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

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Christenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christenson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Christenson 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:

Christenson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Christenson, who arrived in Maryland in 1670

Christenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elling Christenson, aged 43, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Antony Christenson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Charles Christenson, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Tony Christenson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • James Christenson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christenson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Christenson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1909
  • Claus Christenson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1911
  • Rudolph Christenson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christenson (post 1700)



  • Reuel Christenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1952
  • Peter N. Christenson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1918, 1920
  • Gerald Christenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • Evelyn Christenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • E. P. Christenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924
  • Christian Christenson (1858-1946), American politician, Mayor of Everett, Washington, 1912-14
  • Chris Christenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1996, 2000
  • Andy Christenson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Amelia Christenson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952
  • A. Sherman Christenson, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1940

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. 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).
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    The Christenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christenson 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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