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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Childress

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Alt. Meaning

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

H is for hand, that you always give.

I is for independent, a balance between being overly reliant and alone

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Childress

Josh Childress is a basketball player for the Sydney Kings, Olympiacos Piraeus, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, and New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball League (Australia). He has been prominent since 2004. Josh was born on June 20th, 1983 in Harbor City, Los Angeles.


Brad Childress is an american football player. Brad was born on June 27th, 1956 in Aurora, Illinois.


David was born in 1957.


Richard Childress is a nascar driver.


Alvin Childress was an actor. He was most active from 1931 to 1982. Alvin was born on September 15th, 1907 in Meridian, Mississippi, U.S. He passed away on April 19th, 1986.


Ross Childress is a musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. Ross was born on September 8th, 1971 in Stockbridge, Georgia, USA.


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Popularity of Childress as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Childress U.S.
  White 78.33% 64.26%
  African American 16.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Childress

People with the last name Childress are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Childress

  • How Popular is the name Childress? As a last name Childress was the 1,424th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Childress first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Childress is Sunday, June 24th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Childress? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Childress. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Childress: Your name in reverse order is Sserdlihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hesldrsci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Childress? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,937 people with the last name Childress.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Childress? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Childress as their last name.

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