When John Mitchell was born in 1828, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Mitchell, was 32 and his mother, Parthenia Osborne, was 32. He married Elizabeth Hewlett about 1851, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.
English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .
English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.
Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .