Thomas Arthur Christopher

24 February 1897–1980 (Age 82)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Arthur

When Thomas Arthur Christopher was born on 24 February 1897, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William James Christopher, was 36 and his mother, Medora Spink, was 24. He married Eva Dalmer on 13 July 1924, in Attercliffe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1980, in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Arthur Christopher
1897–1980
Eva Dalmer
1901–
Marriage: 13 July 1924

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1924Attercliffe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1908
    Age 11
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1915 · Zeppelin Raid
    Age 18
    During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.
    1924
    Age 27
    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, West Indian (mainly Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and British Virgin Islands), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the English and German personal name Christopher, from Greek Christophoros ‘Christ-bearing’ (see Christ 1). This was borne by a rather obscure 3rd-century Christian martyr. His name was relatively common among early Christians, who desired to bear Jesus Christ metaphorically with them in their daily lives. Subsequently, the name was explained by a folk etymology according to which the saint carried the infant Christ across a ford and so became the patron saint of travelers. Despite the widespread veneration and depiction of this saint, this was not a very common personal name in medieval England, and may in some instances have a habitational origin, for someone living for example in Saint Christopher parish (Saint Christopher le Stocks, London). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed the German variant Christoffer and cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Kristóf and Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Krištof (see Kristof ). The usual German form of the name is Christoph .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Hristov
    Kristof
    Krysiak
    Krzysiak
    Christoph
    Faletti
    Krzycki
    Christopherson
    Cristofaro
    Krizan
    Christ
    Kristo
    Kitto
    Folino
    Kitson
    Krisko
    Cristobal
    Christophersen
    Christoffer
    Christofferson
    Christophe
    Krstic
    Kryszak
    Christoffersen
    Christos

    Sources (11)

    • Thomas Arthur Christopher, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Arthur Christopher in household of William Christopher, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
    • Thomas A Christopher, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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