Church Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Church Name Meaning: Name given to person who lived near a church. From old English 'cyrice' which in turn comes from Greek 'kyrikon' meaning house of the Lord

First found in Somerset where they held a seat from ancient times.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Church Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Church family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 275
Female Servant 149
Independent 119
Male Servant 74
Labourer 70
Farmer 59
Carpenter 38
Shoe Maker 35
Ag Labourer 35
Dress Maker 20
Tailor 17
Ag Lab 17
Gardener 16
Lace Maker 15
Butcher 14
Brick Layer 14
Laundress 13
Grocer 13
Servant 10
Blacksmith 10
Agricultural Laborer 10
Apprentice 9
Brick Maker 9
Mariner 9
Clerk 9

Church Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Church 100% 50,481
2 Achurch 86% 727
3 Chrich 67% 428
4 Chruch 67% 202

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

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