Churchill Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Churchill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Churchill, for example in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crug ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Thornhill, Barnhill, Tuthill, Churchwell, Coghill, Birchall, Hugill

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Churchill Family Origin

Where is the Churchill family from?

Churchill Family Occupations

What did your Churchill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Churchill. 2% of Churchill men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Churchill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Churchill were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic

View Census data for Churchill | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Churchill Historical Records

What Churchill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Churchill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Churchill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Churchill

Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Churchill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Churchill immigration records

Draft Card

There are 35,000 military records available for the last name Churchill. For the veterans among your Churchill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Churchill military records

You've only scratched the surface of Churchill family history.

Churchill Life Expectancy

What is the average Churchill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Churchill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Churchill in 1945 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Churchill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Churchill ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Churchill Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name