CHURCH surname
I am looking for the original of the surname CHURCH. This part of the family is caucasian. I can date the name back to 1797. During the entire time the family lived in Alabama (Mississippi Territory before declared AL).
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English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakôn (dôma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.
Translation of German Kirch.
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