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.
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
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