Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Christin family. Their name comes 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 Christin family
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 Christin family
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Christin 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. Christin has been written as Christian, Cristian, McChristian, McChristianston and others.
Early Notables of the Christin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Christin family to Ireland
Some of the Christin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Christin family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Christin or a variant listed above:
Christin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Christin (post 1700)
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