Child Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Child Name Meaning: Several possible derivations. Firstly from Olde English 'cild' meaning infant, perhaps the youngest of brothers at the farthers death. Another possible meaning could be a name given to a military officer, given to the rank above soldier, due to them being in charge of 'Children'. One other possible derivation is from a young nobleman awaiting knighthood.

Possibly pre 7th century. first recorded in the doomesday book.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Child Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Child family

Profession Census Frequency
Independent 127
Female Servant 119
Agricultural Labourer 113
Farmer 61
Male Servant 60
Labourer 53
Carpenter 44
Blacksmith 20
Dress Maker 15
Clerk 14
Shoe Maker 14
Ag Labourer 13
Tailor 13
Sawyer 12
Pupil 12
Clothier 12
Apprentice 11
Butcher 11
Gardener 11
Grocer 11
Worsted Weaver 11
Stone Mason 10
Ag Lab 10
Brick Maker 9
Wool Comber 9

Child Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Child 100% 39,473
2 Childe 83% 1,520

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The surname Child is the most popular version of all its varients

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