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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'.

Christophers Early Origins



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.

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Christophers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Christophers Early History


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Christophers Early History



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

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Christophers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Christophers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Christophers In Ireland


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Christophers In Ireland



Some of the Christophers 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



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 [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)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Christophers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Christophers (post 1700)



  • Philip Derek Christophers (b. 1980), German rugby union footballer

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Citations


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  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. ^ South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  11. ...

The Christophers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Christophers 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 30 July 2012 at 08:39.

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