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This ancient surname recorded in over seventy different spellings from Christof, Kristofer, and Toffano, to Cristofori, Krysztof, and Stoffer, is of Ancient pre Christian origins. The derivation is from "kristos" meaning "leader", a word which surprisingly is not Hebrew but Greek, whilst the later Roman (Latin) "Christopherus", is also from the Greek with the addition of a second element "pher", meaning "to follow". The personal name was originally carried by a 3rd century saint, the patron saint of travellers.

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Katherine Christopher

My dad's name is Kenneth Christopher His father George Oliver Christopher His father Walter Christopher. We are from the USA. My dad received an invite from Ireland in the 1980's to visit a family clan reunion. Unfortunately, it's an expensive trip for a family of 4 and at the time my parents were struggling. I have always wanted to know these distant relatives and possibly foster family bonds with them.

Dion Christopher

My name is Dion Gerald Christopher I was born in the Americas stolen and ushered through slavery seeking to reclaim my family name


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