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Christison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Christison begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from Christopher, an ancient and popular personal name which has been popular for many years as literally, the name means 'Bearer of Christ'.


Early Origins of the Christison family


The surname Christison was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times with a strong heritage of the Danish occupation of Suffolk in pre Norman times, the Normans themselves being of Viking origin.

Early History of the Christison family


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Christison Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Christison has been recorded under many different variations, including Christison, Cristeson, Cristisone, Cristysoun, Cristerson, Cristianson, Cristensone, Crystison, Crysteson, Cristison, Cristyson and many more.

Early Notables of the Christison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Christison family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Christison or a variant listed above:

Christison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Christison who sailed to Wisconsin in 1879
  • William Christison, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1879 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Wm. Christison, aged 29, who landed in America from Dumbarton, in 1893

Christison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Christison, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Peebles Scotland, in 1905
  • Thomas Christison, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Bathgate, Scotland, in 1910
  • William Christison, aged 34, who landed in America from Berwick, Scotland, in 1912
  • Margaret Christison, aged 27, who settled in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1912
  • Robert Christison, aged 30, who landed in America from Dunder, Scotland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Christison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Christison, aged 36, a baker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Lydia Christison, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • P. Christison, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Belle Creole" in 1853

Contemporary Notables of the name Christison (post 1700)


  • James A. Christison, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 6th District, 1978 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kathleen Christison (b. 1941), American political analyst and author
  • Dan Christison (b. 1972), American mixed martial artist
  • Sir Robert Alexander Christison (1870-1945), 3rd Baronet of Moray Place, Edinburgh
  • Sir Alexander Christison (1828-1918), 2nd Baronet of Moray Place, Edinburgh
  • Robert Christison (1837-1915), Scottish-born, Australian pastoralist
  • Sir Robert Christison FRSE FRCSE FRCPE (1797-1882), 1st Baronet of Moray Place, Scottish toxicologist and physician, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • General Sir Alexander Frank Philip Christison GBE CB DSO MC (1893-1993), 4th Baronet of Moray Place, British military commander of the Second World War
  • Brigadier Frederick Hay Christison (b. 1891), Australian Commanding Officer 6th Lines of Communication Sub-Area From 1942 to 1943 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Frederick Christison. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Christison/Frederick_Hay/Australia.html

Historic Events for the Christison family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Maxwell Christison (1918-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Northgate, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

The Christison Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vitam dirigit
Motto Translation: Life directs


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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 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Frederick Christison. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Christison/Frederick_Hay/Australia.html
  4. ^ 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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