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Church Name Meaning

English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakon (doma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’. Translation of German Kirch.

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


Similar surnames: Churchey, Court, Chuck, Churches, Crouch, Thurn, Horch, Upchurch

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Church Family Origin

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Church Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Church family was Carpenter. The most common Church occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Church's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Church.

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Church Life Expectancy

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