Cristin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Clan from whom the Cristin family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the Latin given name Christianus, which means "belonging to Christ." Christianus was also the name of the 12th century Irish saint and Bishop of Candida Casa, and brother of St. Malachy of Armagh. Thus, the surname Christian became an extremely popular name, particularly in regions of Celtic or Irish influence such as Scotland, northern England, and the Isle of Man. It was also a common given name amongst the Danes and was the name of several Danish kings.

Early Origins of the Cristin family

The surname Cristin was first found in the Isle of Man, 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.

Important Dates for the Cristin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cristin research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cristin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cristin Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name Cristin include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Christian, Cristian, McChristian, McChristianston and others.

Early Notables of the Cristin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cristin family to Ireland

Some of the Cristin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cristin migration to the United States

Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Cristin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Alonso Cristin, who arrived in Peru in 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cristin (post 1700)

  • Cristin Duren (b. 1981), American beauty queen from Panama City, Florida who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants

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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)
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