Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or near the precincts of a church. Cyrkarth 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 Cyrkarth family
Staffordshire, where one of the first records of the name was John atte Chircheyerde who was listed there in 1298.
Early History of the Cyrkarth family
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Cyrkarth Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cyrkarth include Churchyard, Churchard, Chircheyerde, Kirkeyerde, Cykarth, Cyrkarth, Kirkeyerd and many more.
Early Notables of the Cyrkarth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cyrkarth family to Ireland
Some of the Cyrkarth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cyrkarth family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Churchyard who sailed to Virginia in 1654.
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