Meaning and Origin of Churchill - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Churchill

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Lives near the church hill

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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 crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.