Christenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Christenson family

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.

Early History of the Christenson family

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Christenson Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Christenson family (pre 1700)

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Christenson Ranking

In the United States, the name Christenson is the 2,751st most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]


United States Christenson migration to the United States +

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 [2]
Christenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elling Christenson, aged 43, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [2]
  • Antony Christenson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Charles Christenson, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Tony Christenson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • James Christenson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1878 [2]
  • ... (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 [2]
  • Claus Christenson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1911 [2]
  • Rudolph Christenson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1918 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Christenson (post 1700) +

  • Reuel Christenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1952 [3]
  • Peter N. Christenson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1918, 1920 [3]
  • Gerald Christenson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964 [3]
  • Evelyn Christenson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [3]
  • E. P. Christenson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 [3]
  • Christian Christenson (1858-1946), American politician, Mayor of Everett, Washington, 1912-14 [3]
  • Chris Christenson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1996, 2000 [3]
  • Andy Christenson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008 [3]
  • Amelia Christenson, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952 [3]
  • A. Sherman Christenson, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1940 [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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