The name ‘Churchill’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitational name from any of the various places, Devon, Oxon, Somerset, and Worcestshire. So called from the Old English word ‘cyrice’ meaning church and ‘hyll’ meaning hill. In some cases the placenames may originally have contained as their first eliment the Briton name ‘cruc’ meaning hill, but if so it was altered early on as the result of folk eymology. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Josiah Churchill’ from England, emigrated to North America in between 1635-38. Ans settled at Wethersfield, Connecticut. The British statesman ‘Sir Winston Spencer Churchill’ (1875-1965) was born at Blenheim Palace. It had been built for the nation for his forebear ‘John Churchill’ (1650-1722), Ist Duke of Marlborough, hero of the 18th century wars against France, The Ist Duke’s father was a lawyer from Dorset, a supporter of the King in the civil War. The line continued through the Duke’s… Coat of arms: Sable a lion ra…
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