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The ancient name of Churchward finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a verger, who was responsible for showing the congregation to their seats and for the upkeep of the church buildings and surrounding grounds.

Churchward Early Origins



The surname Churchward was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Churchward Spelling Variations


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Churchward Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Churchward family name include Churchward, Chirchewart, Cyrceweard, Circwoerd and others.

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Churchward Early History


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Churchward Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Churchward research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1275 is included under the topic Early Churchward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Churchward Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Churchward Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Churchward Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • W. Churchward who sailed to Quebec in 1784
  • Widow Churchward, who landed in Quebec in 1784

Churchward Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J. E. Churchward, May Churchward, and Robert Churchward who were all on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Churchward (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Churchward (post 1700)



  • H. J. Churchward, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1950
  • George Jackson Churchward (1857-1933), English locomotive engineer
  • Joseph Churchward QSM (b. 1933), Samoan New Zealander graphic designer and typesetter
  • James Churchward (1851-1936), British born occult writer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Suaviter in modo
Motto Translation: Gentle in manner.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Churchward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Churchward 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 17 November 2015 at 10:28.

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