The origins of the name Christophers are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture 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 Christophers family
The surname Christophers 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.
Early History of the Christophers family
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Christophers 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 Christophers family name include Christopher, Cristopher and others.
Early Notables of the Christophers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Christophers family to Ireland
Some of the Christophers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Christophers family to the New World and Oceana
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 Christophers surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Christophers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas S Christophers, who landed in New York, NY in 1836 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)
Christophers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Sydney E Christophers, aged 2, who landed in America from Penzance, in 1906
- Emily Christophers, aged 28, who settled in America from Crowan, England, in 1909
- Catherine M. Christophers, aged 1, who landed in America from Helston, England, in 1910
- Mabel Annie Christophers, aged 26, who landed in America from Helston, England, in 1910
- Richard Hy. Christophers, aged 2, who emigrated to America from Helston, England, in 1910
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Christophers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Willim H. Christophers, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Christophers (post 1700)
- Philip Derek "Phil" Christophers (b. 1980), German-born, English rugby union player
- Richard Henry Tudor "Harry" Christophers CBE (b. 1953), English conductor from Goudhurst, Kent
- Ben Christophers (b. 1969), English musician from Wolverhampton, West Midlands; as of 2018, he has released five albums
- Philip Martin Christophers (1871-1946), Canadian politician who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1921 to 1930
- Sarah Christophers (b. 1986), Australian-born, Filipino actress
- Brevet Colonel Sir Samuel Rickard Christophers CIE, OBE, FRS (1873-1978), English protozoologist and medical entomologist specialising in mosquitoes from Liverpool