Christoffersen

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Christoffersen (Danish pronunciation: [kʁiˈstɔfɐsn̩]) is a Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname, literally meaning son of Christoffer, the North Germanic form of the Greek given name Χριστόφορος, Christóphοros. There are two less common spelling variants Kristoffersen and Christophersen; they have identical pronunciation. In Denmark, the three spelling variants are the 53rd, 83rd, and 205th (respectively) most popular surnames.[1] In Norway, Kristoffersen is the commoner form, but Christoffersen is also found. Occurrence of the surname outside Denmark, Norway and Schleswig-Holstein is due to migration. Immigrants to English-speaking countries sometimes changed the spelling to Christofferson, Kristofferson, or Christopherson.

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