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Chretiens from Prussia?
Posted by: Nancy McLerran Date: January 31, 2002 at 17:18:19
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I've been researching my gg-grandfather, Charles Chretien. He emigrated to Buffalo from Europe between 1812-1837, and owned a paint store. I've found him in the U.S. census records, however, he's listed as coming from two different places, depending on the year. In 1850, he's from France. In 1860 and 1870 he's from Prussia. In 1880, he has died, and his children list him as coming from Prussia. Other Chretiens in Buffalo are also listed as coming from Prussia.

I had always thought that Chretien was a French name, our family having changed the pronounciation to "creeshun" several generations ago. Would anyone know if Chretiens emigrated from France to present-day Germany centuries ago? Or is the name/spelling just a coincidence?


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