The ancestry of the name Cykarth dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or near the precincts of a church. Cykarth 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.
Early Origins of the Cykarth family
The surname Cykarth was first found in Staffordshire
, where one of the first records of the name was John atte
Chircheyerde who was listed there in 1298.
Early History of the Cykarth family
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Cykarth Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cykarth have been found, including Churchyard, Churchard, Chircheyerde, Kirkeyerde, Cykarth, Cyrkarth, Kirkeyerd and many more.
Early Notables of the Cykarth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cykarth family to Ireland
Some of the Cykarth 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.
Migration of the Cykarth family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cykarth, or a variant listed above: Thomas Churchyard who sailed to Virginia in 1654.