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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. CHURCH

Meaning & History

From the English word, derived from Old English cirice, ultimately from Greek κυριακον (kyriakon) meaning "(house) of the lord". It probably referred to a person who lived close to a church.