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The history of the name Christophe 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'.

Christophe Early Origins



The surname Christophe 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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Christophe Spelling Variations


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Christophe 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. Christophe has been recorded under many different variations, including Christopher, Cristopher and others.

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Christophe Early History


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Christophe Early History



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

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Christophe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christophe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Christophe In Ireland


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Christophe In Ireland



Some of the Christophe 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 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 Christophe or a variant listed above:

Christophe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Phillipee Sebastian Christophe, who landed in New York in 1796
  • Phillippe Sebastian Christophe, who arrived in New York in 1796
  • Philipps Christophe, who arrived in New York in 1798

Christophe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Christophe, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Jean Francoise Christophe, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christophe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christophe (post 1700)



  • Robert Christophe (1938-2016), French swimmer at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics, two-time European Champion
  • Nicolas-François Christophe, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-François Christophe, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Augustin René Christophe de Chevigné, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Christophe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christophe 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 20 April 2016 at 13:55.

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