Childers
I would like to know what the surname Childers means and where it comes from. I think it might be English (I know of an English writer by the name) but I am not certain. Thank you so much for your help.
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As this is my last name, I have been curious as to the meaning as well. My research is leading me back to the Holy Feast of Childermas.
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Childers is a variant of Childerhouse which is thought to be a lost placename which might have been the site of a children's house, i.e., an orphanage.
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Thanks!

This message was edited by the author 12/31/2007, 12:15 AM

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Just for your interest, there is a town called "Childers" in Queensland, Australia.
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