When Caleb Church was born in 1806, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, "Yankee" John Church, was 70 and his mother, Jane Andrews, was 57.
English: topographic name mostly found in southern and midland England, for someone who lived near a church, or possibly an occupational name for someone who worked at a church, such as a verger or sexton, from Middle English chirche ‘church’. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’. Compare Kirk .
Americanized form (translation into English) of German Kirch .
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