Christiansen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Christiansen is patronymic, meaning "son of Carsten," or "Christian." Christian is one of the more common European personal names, meaning "follower of Christ."

Christiansen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Carstensen, Carstenssen, Carstennsen, Christiansen and many more.

Christiansen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Christiansen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christina Bleyers Christiansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1648 [1]
  • Hans Christiansen, who arrived in America in 1659 [1]
  • Henrich Christiansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [1]
  • Marie Cornelissen Christiansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [1]
  • Marritje Cornelis Christiansen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Christiansen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Christiansen, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]
  • John Christian Christiansen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1731-1751 [1]
Christiansen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marthin Christiansen, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Ole Christiansen, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Soren Chr Christiansen, aged 43, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Thomas Chr Christiansen, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Carl Frederick Christiansen, aged 32, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Christiansen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Nicholas Christiansen, who arrived in Colorado in 1907 [1]
  • Einar Christiansen, who landed in Alabama in 1913 [1]
  • Frederick Christiansen, who landed in Wisconsin in 1914 [1]
  • Christian Christiansen, who landed in Alabama in 1921 [1]

Christiansen migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Christiansen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • V.C. Christiansen, aged 31, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Maria V. Christiansen, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Christian A. Christiansen, aged under 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Gunder Christiansen, aged 35, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Karen Christiansen, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Christiansen (post 1700)

  • Keith Raymond Christiansen (1944-2018), Canadian-born, American professional ice hockey player who appeared in 138 World Hockey Association (WHA) regular season games with the Minnesota Fighting Saints between 1972 and 1974, inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Roy H. Christiansen, American politician, Mayor of Huntington Woods, Michigan, 1977 [2]
  • Oscar Christiansen, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1916; Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1920, 1921 [2]
  • Marie A. Christiansen, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Berlin 3rd Ward; Elected 1938, 1956 [2]
  • Niels Theodore Christiansen, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903 [2]
  • Leland E. Christiansen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Brown County 1st District, 1966 [2]
  • Lee D. Christiansen (b. 1924), American politician, Member of North Dakota State House of Representatives; Member of North Dakota State Senate [2]
  • Gordon Christiansen, American politician, Mayor of Grants Pass, Oregon, 1975 [2]
  • George Christiansen, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 9th District, 1902 [2]
  • Edward William Christiansen (1914-2000), American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives, 1965-73; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1973-76 [2]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Christiansen family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss. Alla Irene Christiansen (1916-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Remuera, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [3]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Edward Lee Christiansen, (Sonny), American Baker Third Class from Kansas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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