Christman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Christman is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the personal name Christman, which is more-or-less equivalent to Christian, which was once a popular personal name. The suffix -man means servant. Christman was a popular German name, and was probably imported from that country.

Early Origins of the Christman family

The surname Christman was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Christman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christman research. Another 26 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1202 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Christman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Christman Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Christman has undergone many spelling variations, including Christman, Christmann, Chrisman, Cristeman and many more.

Early Notables of the Christman family (pre 1700)

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Christman migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Christman were among those contributors:

Christman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Jacob Christman, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Hanns Christman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]
  • khans Christman, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Jacob Christman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Heinrich Christman, who landed in America in 1741 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Christman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rosins Christman, who arrived in Long Island in 1812 [1]
  • William Christman, who landed in Long Island in 1812 [1]
  • Daniel W Christman, who landed in New York in 1817 [1]
  • Brutus Christman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • P R Christman, aged 30, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Christman (post 1700)

  • Robert Christman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008 [2]
  • Lewis G. Christman (1888-1979), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1945-54; Member of Michigan State Senate 33rd District, 1955-60 [2]
  • Harvey Christman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [2]
  • Bob Christman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 2008 [2]
  • Timothy Arthur Christman (b. 1975), Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Larry Christman, American Democratic politician
  • Allen Bert Christman, American cartoonist
  • Marquette Joseph Christman (1913-1976), American professional baseball player
  • Tory Christman, prominent American critic of Scientology
  • Lieutenant General Daniel William Christman (b. 1943), former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy (1996-2001) four times awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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
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