Ralph Churchill

Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Churchill was born about 1848, in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Thomas Churchill, was 29 and his mother, Phoebe Shaw, was 26. He lived in Long Island, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871.

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Thomas Churchill
Phoebe Shaw
Thomas William Churchill
Ralph Churchill
Anne Churchill
Ephraim Stanley Churchill
George W Churchill
Gilbert Frank Churchill

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World Events (6)


Age 21


Age 23

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 61

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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 crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Ralph Churchel in household of Thomas Churchel, "Canada Census, 1871"

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