Christians ( (listen)) are people who follow or adhere to Christianity, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The words Christ and Christian derive from the Koine Greek title Christós (Χριστός), a translation of the Biblical Hebrew term mashiach (מָשִׁיחַ).While there are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict, they are united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance. The term "Christian" is also used as an adjective to describe anything associated with Christianity, or in a proverbial sense "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like."According to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey, there were 2.2 billion Christians around the world in 2010, up from about 600 million in 1910. By 2050, the Christian population is expected to exceed 3 billion. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey Christianity will remain the world's largest religion in 2050, if current trends continue. Today, about 37% of all Christians live in the Americas, about 26% live in Europe, 24% live in sub-Saharan Africa, about 13% live in Asia and the Pacific, and 1% live in the Middle East and North Africa. About half of all Christians worldwide are Catholic, while more than a third are Protestant (37%). Orthodox communions comprise 12% of the world's Christians. Other Christian groups make up the remainder. Christians make up the majority of the population in 158 countries and territories. 280 million Christians live as a minority. Christians have made noted contributions to a range of fields, including the sciences, arts, politics, literatures and business. According to 100 Years of Nobel Prizes, a review of Nobel prizes awarded between 1901 and 2000 reveals that (65.4%) of Nobel Prizes laureates identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Christians is ranked #23804 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Christians surname appeared 1,062 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Christians.
92% or 978 total occurrences were White.
4% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 16 total occurrences were Black.
1% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Christians in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Christians in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3