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The name Churcheyard is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or near the precincts of a church. Churcheyard belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Churcheyard Early Origins



The surname Churcheyard was first found in Staffordshire, where one of the first records of the name was John atte Chircheyerde who was listed there in 1298.

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Churcheyard Spelling Variations


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Churcheyard Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Churcheyard has been spelled many different ways, including Churchyard, Churchard, Chircheyerde, Kirkeyerde, Cykarth, Cyrkarth, Kirkeyerd and many more.

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Churcheyard Early History


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Churcheyard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Churcheyard research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, 1520, 1606, 1631, 1520 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Churcheyard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Churcheyard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Churcheyard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Churcheyard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Churcheyard In Ireland


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Churcheyard In Ireland



Some of the Churcheyard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Churcheyards to arrive in North America: Thomas Churchyard who sailed to Virginia in 1654.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Churcheyard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Churcheyard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 September 2014 at 11:38.

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