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This interesting surname is of Old French origin, and derives from the Old French personal name "Christian", itself coming from the Latin "Christianus" meaning follower of Christ. This male given name was introduced into England following the Norman Conquest of 1066 especially by Breton settlers. It was also used in the same form as a female name, and in some cases the surname may be metronymic in origin. The personal name appears as "Christiana" (1154), in the Feudal Documents from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; as "Cristianus" (1201) in the Curia Regis Rolls of Berkshire, and as "Cristian" (1228) in the Feet of Fines of Essex...

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I am trying to find which of 2 “ Andrew Christian’s” is my gg grandfather. They both lived in Wicklow, Rathdrum, one in 1820 and the other 1835-1839. Both immigrated to New York, 1849 and 1852. In the 1860 census, both Andrew’s and their families lived next door to each other and both had sons, both William Christian, and both b. 1860. One is my great grandfather, who married Susie Kelly in 1879. There has to be a connection between these two families.


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