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Three generations of a Churchill family

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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Churchill family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Churchill, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

This is an Anglo-Saxon name derived from cyrice = 'church' and hyll = hill, giving rise to a number of locations in Somerset, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire bearing the name Churchill. So the original holder(s) of the surname are likely to have come from one of other of these places, rather than simply to have lived near a church on a hill.

There is also a Devon Churchill, originally known as 'Curcheswille', which translates as the spring on the hill.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records from 1709 to 1712, with the baptisms of three children of Joseph and Rachel Corneille, in St Ouen. There is then a gap of over a century before Charles and an unknown Mary have three children baptised in St Helier. THere are then baptisms of the children of Charles and Mary Atkinson (perhaps the same couple) in St Lawrence.

There is no sign of any of these families having survived for long in Jersey. Present-day Churchills are believed to be descended from a Somerset family which arrived in Jersey via Guernsey (see tree below).


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Churchill family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Churchill : Hilda May , formerly wife of Eric Robert Edwards and widow of Frederick John Kemlo and Stephen Albert Beavis, of Les Arbres, Grouville - 20/Sep/1973 , 04/Nov/1974 , D/Y/B1/213/19
  • Churchill : Mary , of St Helier, widow of William Wright and Samuel Tozer - 05/Mar/1850 , 06/Jan/1853 , D/Y/A/28/1
  • Churchill : Reginald Mons , of 7, St Peter's Arsenal Estate, St Peter - 03/Sep/1980 , 03/Sep/1980 , D/Y/B1/329/39
  • Churchill : Roseana Mary , 10 Lempriere Street, St Helier, spinster 11/02/1928 Bequeaths residue of personal estate equally to The Jersey Blind Society and The Home for Infirm and Aged Women - Unknown date , 24/Jun/1932 , D/Y/A/93/34
  • Churchill : Samuel George , 54 St Saviours Road - 20/Sep/1917 , 04/Apr/1922 , D/Y/A/82/43
  • Churchill : Thomas George , of 2, Hampton Place, Parade, St Helier - 21/Jul/1965 , 21/Jul/1965 , D/Y/B1/88/40


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