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Origin and popularity of the name CHURCHILL


Churchill : 1: English (Dorset and Somerset): habitational name from any of various places called Churchill for example in Devon Oxfordshire Somerset and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’) to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’. Alternatively a topographic name denoting someone who lived ‘(on the) church hill’.2: Americanized form (translation into English) of Finnish Kirkkomäki: habitational name from farms situated near a church or a hill named Kirkkomäki from kirkko ‘church’ + mäki ‘hill’. Established as a hereditary surname since the 19th century in Tavastia southern Ostrobothnia and southwestern Finland.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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