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The Christiana family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name Christiana is derived from the Latin given name Christianus,
which means "belonging to Christ." Christianus was also the name of the 12th century Irish saint and Bishop of Candida Casa, and brother of St. Malachy of Armagh. Thus, the surname Christian became an extremely popular name, particularly in regions of Celtic or Irish influence such as Scotland
, northern England
, and the Isle of Man
. It was also a common given name amongst the Danes and was the name of several Danish kings.
Early Origins of the Christiana family
The surname Christiana was first found in the Isle of Man
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Christiana family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christiana research.Another 222 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christiana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Christiana Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Christiana has been written as Christian, Cristian, McChristian, McChristianston and others.
Early Notables of the Christiana family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Christiana family to Ireland
Some of the Christiana family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Christiana family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Christiana or a variant listed above include: William Christian who settled in Virginia in 1652; Captain Christian settled in Boston in 1763; Francis Christian settled in Barbados in 1769 with his wife and son Matthew.
Contemporary Notables of the name Christiana (post 1700)
- Joseph Christiana, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html