Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Churchill, Churchell and others.
First found in Somerset where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Josiah Churchill settled in Wethersfield Connecticut in 1638; Samuel settled in New England in 1654; Roger settled in Virginia in 1663; Sarah arrived in Boston Mass. with two children in 1765.
Motto: Fiel pero disdichado.
Motto Translated: Faithful though unfortunate.
Crest: A lion emerging from a crown.
Coat of Arms: A black shield with a silver lion rampant, over all, a red bend.