Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Christ surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
CHRIST. I take this name to be a shortened form of Christopher, rather than a profane use of the designation of our Saviour. Mi*. Bowditch informs us that " in New York theie are no less than thirteen families of Christ, including a firm of ' Spies, Christ, and Company.' "