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The origins of the Churchyard name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in or near the precincts of a church. Churchyard 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.

Churchyard Early Origins



The surname Churchyard 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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Churchyard Spelling Variations


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Churchyard Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Churchyard were recorded, including Churchyard, Churchard, Chircheyerde, Kirkeyerde, Cykarth, Cyrkarth, Kirkeyerd and many more.

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Churchyard Early History


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Churchyard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Churchyard 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 Churchyard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Churchyard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Churchyard Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Churchyard In Ireland


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Churchyard In Ireland



Some of the Churchyard 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


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Churchyard family emigrate to North America:

Churchyard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Churchyard who sailed to Virginia in 1654
  • Barbary Churchyard, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • Samuel Churchyard, who landed in Maryland in 1676
  • Tho Churchyard, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Churchyard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gertrude Ella Churchyard, aged 15, who arrived in America, in 1895

Churchyard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frances Churchyard, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Hannah B. Churchyard, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Charlotte Churchyard, aged 23, who arrived in Buffalo, New York, in 1915
  • Mary Churchyard, aged 51, who arrived in Buffalo, New York, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Churchyard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Churchyard (post 1700)



  • Thomas Churchyard (1798-1865), English lawyer and painter from Woodbridge
  • Steve Churchyard, English record producer, recording engineer and mixer
  • Bill Churchyard (1878-1957), former Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Churchyard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Churchyard 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 19 April 2015 at 09:21.

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