Genealogical Memoirs of the Scottish House of Christie by Charles RogersGenealogical Memoirs of the Scottish House of Christie by Charles Rogers

Genealogical Memoirs of the Scottish House of Christie

byCharles Rogers

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF THE SCOTTISH HOUSE OF CHRISTIE. In his "Scottish Dictionary," Dr Jamieson conjectures that the Scottish word "Cristie" is derived from the Danish cmstt; and Mr Ferguson is of opinion that the English prefix crist may be the Frankish form of the Teutonic hrist, to brandish a sword.1 It is more probable, we conceive, that the surnames Christie and Christison are derived from the Danish baptismal name Christian or Christigern. A few families of the name in the Isle of Man distinctly claim a Norse or Danish origin. The chief families of the sept may be traced to the north-eastern coast. As a surname, Christy, or Christie, appears in Scotland so early as the twelfth century. Prior to the year 1200, Christy of Foyness or Phoineas in the Aird, Inverness-shire, held lands under Byset of Lovat, being one of several proprietors, commonly styled the " Bisset's Barons."2 In a bishop's precept for the investment of chaplains in the church of Loch 1 The Teutonic Name-System, applied to the Family Names of France, England, and Germany. By Robert Ferguson. London, 8vo, p. 133. Anderson's History of the Family of Fraser, F.dinburgh, 1825, 4to, p. 19. B alveth, in the province of Moray, in 1333, "Dominus Cristinus" is named as perpetual vicar of the said church.1 In the south-eastern counties, Christie, as a surname, first appears in the fifteenth century. In July 1476, Paul Cristy is named along with Adam Edgar of Wedderlie, as differing with Walter, Abbot of Dryburgh, respecting the lands of Knokfelde.2 Members of the family had settled in Fifeshire, in or prior to the fifteenth century. In a charter, dated 13th July 1457, granted by the Abbot of Lindores, to the burgh of Newburgh, is named among the burgesses "John of Chrysty."3 Thomas Crystie conducte...
Title:Genealogical Memoirs of the Scottish House of ChristieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217837255

ISBN - 13:9780217837255

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