The distinguished surname Chryst is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian
, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire
in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria
was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths
, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria
. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne
, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria
was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria
until the 20th century.
Early Origins of the Chryst family
The surname Chryst was first found in Austria
, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Chryst family
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Chryst Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Chryst include Christ, Crist, Kirst, Kist, Kierst, Kryste, Chryste and many more.
Early Notables of the Chryst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chryst family to the New World and Oceana
was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian
settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chryst or a variant listed above: Eva Catherina, who at the age of 31; landed in Philadelphia in 1733; as did Magdalena Christ at age 44. Balthasar Christ came to Philadelphia in 1763.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chryst (post 1700)
- Ira M. J. Chryst, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Green County, 1902 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html