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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain
  2. British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
  3. English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
  1. Any of several English placenames from church and hill.
    1. One of four villages in England
    2. A town in Manitoba on the coast of Hudson Bay
    3. A census-designated place in Ohio
    4. A borough in Pennsylvania
    5. A town in Victoria, Australia
  2. A habitational surname​ from any of these places.
  3. Winston Churchill, English statesman, Prime Minister and author.
  4. A cocktail made by Joe Gilmore

Notable Persons Named Churchill

Churchill was given the name Daniel Ndambuki on October 30th, 1977 in Machakos. Churchill is also known as Churchill and Mwalimu King'ang'i.


Churchill Braz Alemao is an office holder. Churchill was born in Carmona, Goa.


Churchill was born on October 24th, 1786 in Washington, North Carolina. Churchill is also known as Cambreleng and C. C.. He breathed his last breath on April 30th, 1862.



Churchill Kohlman is a musical artist.


Churchill was born on October 15th, 1847. He passed away on September 1st, 1938.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill is an office holder. His military service ended in 1900.


Jack Churchill was a military person. His military service ended in 1936. Jack was born on September 16th, 1906. He left this life on March 8th, 1996.


Randolph Churchill was a Member of Parliament and for Preston. His career lasted from 1940 to 1945. Randolph was born on May 28th, 1911 in London, England, UK. He left this life on June 6th, 1968.


Lord Randolph Churchill was a Secretary of State for India. Lord was born on February 13th, 1849 in Belgravia, London, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on January 24th, 1895.


Lady Randolph Churchill was an office holder. Lady was born in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York, United States. She left this life on June 29th, 1921.


Ward Churchill is an author. Ward was given the name Ward LeRoy Churchill on October 2nd, 1947 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S.


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Popularity of Churchill as a last name

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Common last names for Churchill

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Churchill U.S.
  White 89.11% 64.26%
  African American 5.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Churchill

People with the last name Churchill are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Churchill

  • How Popular is the name Churchill? Churchill is the 37,473rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Churchill was the 2,930th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Churchill have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95 babies born with the first name Churchill in the United States. That's more than enough people named Churchill to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Churchill? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Churchill first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Churchill is Monday, March 9th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Churchill born? The highest recorded use of the first name Churchill was in 1916 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Churchill: Your name in reverse order is Llihcruhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cilhhlurc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Churchill? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,235 people with the last name Churchill.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Churchill? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Churchill as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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