Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Surname Saturday~Christian

Name Meaning and History
English, German, and French: from the personal name Christian, a vernacular form of Latin Christianus ‘follower of Christ’. This personal name was introduced into England following the Norman conquest, especially by Breton settlers.
                                                 Bromley: The former church of St Michael and All Angels Photo By Nigel Cox

Mary Ann Christian:
My 2nd Great Grandmother  was born on the 20th of December 1857 in Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England, She was the fifth child born to Sarah Fish and Samuel Christian. Mary Ann married William Allen on the 7th of October 1877 in St. Michaels and All Angels Church in Bromley.

                                      Copy of Marriage Record For Mary Ann Christian and William Allen

                                       St Mary Magdalene church, Woolwich 
 Samuel Christian:
My Third Great Grandfather born the 18th of April 1829 in Greenwich,Kent,England to David Christian and Sarah Wiles. Samuel married Sarah Fish on the 16th of March 1851 in St Mary Magdalene church, Woolwich. His occupation according to the 1861 census was Blacksmith. They had eight children. His death is believed to be about 1904.

  • Thomas Christian ~ Born 1846
  • Sarah Christian~Born 1849
  • Daniel James Christian~ Born 1852-  Died 1912
  • Sarah Christian~Born 1856
  • Mary Ann Christian~Born 1857- Died 1914
  • Samuel Thomas Christian~ Born 1861
  • Joseph Christian~ Born 1867
  • Emily Christian~ Born 1870
                                                                                      St Alfege Church

David Christian:
 My Fourth Great Grandfather was born abt 1780. He married Sarah Wiles on the 21st of November 1809 in Saint Alfege Church in Greenwich . I have been able to find and document five children being born to them between 1810 and 1829. David Died abt 1849
  • Thomas Christian~ Born  1810
  • David Christian~ Born 1817
  • Mary Ann Christian~ Born 1820
  • Daniel Christian~Born 1822
  • Samuel Christian~ Born 1829

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