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About the study
History of the name
Sir Robert Christison Bt. 1797- 1882 Chair of Medical Jurisprudence Edinburgh University Physician to Queen Victoria
Sir Alexander Christison Bt. 1828-1918 Surgeon General 1877, President of Royal Victoria Hospital Edinburgh. Championed medical education for women.
General Sir Alexander Frank Philip Christison Bt. 1893-1993. Commanded 14th Army in Burma during World War Two C-in-C Allied Land Forces South-East Asia.
Robert Christison 1837-1915 Pastoralist. Introduced Hereford cattle to Australia and was a founder of shipping frozen meat to UK.
Henry David Alexander Christison 1870-1943 Elected Mayor of Vaucluse, Sydney in 1910. Gave land for a Christison Park in 1918 now part of Maquire Lighthouse Reserve.
Surname is most frequent in Scotland the 1891 Census lists 345 with 131 in England.
Many emmigrated to USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Distribution of the name
Births, Deaths & Marriages for England and Wales 1837-2004 (in Guild online archive)
Outbound Shipping Lists 1890-1960
1841,1851,1861,1871,1881,1891 Census for England Wales & Scotland
Old Parish Registers, mainly Scotland /England border area.