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Kirk Surname Origin
(Origin Teutonic) Kirche, a church. Gaelic, cearcall, a circle, the primitive places of worship among the Celts were round, a symbol of eternity, and the existence of the Supreme Being, without beginning or end.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Kirk Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Kirk Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau