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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Christoph came from Christopher, an ancient and popular personal name which has been popular for many years as literally, the name means 'Bearer of Christ'.

Christoph Early Origins



The surname Christoph was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Christoph Spelling Variations


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Christoph Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Christoph family name include Christopher, Cristopher and others.

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Christoph Early History


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Christoph Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Christoph research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christoph History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Christoph Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christoph Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Christoph Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Christoph In Ireland


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Christoph In Ireland



Some of the Christoph family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Christoph surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Christoph Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Theophil Crentz Christoph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Christoph Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Christoph, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christoph (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christoph (post 1700)



  • J. B. Christoph, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924
  • George W. Christoph (b. 1864), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor, 1919-20

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Christoph Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christoph Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 14:40.

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