Christie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the Christie family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Christie comes from Christopher or perhaps from Christian.

Early Origins of the Christie family

The surname Christie was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat at Carvant. By 1296 they had moved northward to Stirlingshire and there is a section of the Stirling Antiquary called "the Christies and their doings." A charter from 1457 granted by the abbot of Lindores mentions John Chrysty as a burgess. Later, John Chryste was listed as burgess of Aberdeen in 1530.

Important Dates for the Christie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christie research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Christie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Christie Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Christie has appeared Christie, Chrystie, Chrysty, Christy, McChristie, McChristy, Christe, Christi and many more.

Early Notables of the Christie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Christie family to Ireland

Some of the Christie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Christie migration to the United States

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Christie:

Christie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christopher Christie, who settled in America in 1635
  • Richard Christie, aged 20, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
Christie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alice Christie, who landed in America in 1715 [1]
  • Jesse Christie, who landed in New England in 1727 [1]
  • Peter Christie, who landed in New England in 1727 [1]
  • Thomas Christie, who settled in Georgia in 1732
  • Agnes Christie, who settled in Maryland in 1736
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Christie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Christie, who arrived in America in 1801 [1]
  • Colin Christie, who arrived in New York in 1802 [1]
  • John Christie, who arrived in America in 1803 [1]
  • Jos Christie, who landed in America in 1810 [1]
  • Margaret Christie, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christie migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Christie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Abijah Christie U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Charles Christie U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 255 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Christie U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 314 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]
  • Miss Mary Christie U.E. (b. 1770), aged 13 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 347 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]
  • Mr. James Christie U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Christie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Christie, who landed in Canada in 1815
  • John Christie, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Isobel Christie, aged 20, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Edinburgh" in 1815
  • Henry Christie, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • John Christie, aged 38, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christie migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Christie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Christie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]
  • Christian Christie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]
  • Robert Christie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [3]
  • Alexander Christie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [4]
  • Ann Christie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christie 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:

Christie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Christie, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Peter Christie, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Mr. William Christie, (b. 1804), aged 37, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [5]
  • Mrs. Christie, (b. 1814), aged 27, British settler travelling from Gravesend with 2 children aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 24th May 1841 [5]
  • James Christie, aged 49, a sawyer, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Christie (post 1700)

  • Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie DBE (1890-1976), née Miller, the English famed authoress, the best-selling writer of books of all time; she wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, but probably best remembered for her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple; her play The Mousetrap holds the world record for longest initial run from 1952-
  • Michael Christie (b. 1974), American conductor
  • John Walter Christie (1865-1944), American engineer and inventor, best known for developing the Christie suspension system used in a World War II-era tanks
  • Bob Christie (1924-2009), American racecar driver
  • Alexander Christie (1848-1925), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Vancouver Island (1898-1899) and Archbishop of Oregon City (1899-1925)
  • Robert F. Christie (b. 1916), American theoretical physicist and later astrophysicist who worked on the Manhattan Project
  • James Walter Christie (b. 1938), American astronomer who discovered that Pluto had a moon, which he named Charon
  • Vice Admiral Harley Hannibal Christie (1870-1950), American Navy officer during the Spanish-American War and World War I
  • Lance-Corporal John Alexander Christie VC (1895-1967), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War
  • Ms. Karen Anne Christie O.B.E., (b. 1962), “Bunny”, British Production Designer, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Theatre [6]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Christie family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Albert Thomas Norton Christie (1919-1941), Australian Stoker from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [7]

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  7. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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