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Churchill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Churchill, for example in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crug ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Thornhill, Barnhill, Tuthill, Churchwell, Coghill, Birchall, Hugill

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Churchill Family Origin

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Churchill Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Churchill ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Student

  • Carpenter


In 1881, the most common Churchill occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Churchill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Churchill family was Carpenter. Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Churchill.

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Churchill Historical Records

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Churchill Life Expectancy

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