Place Name: Churchill Crescent
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1941)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: locative name from any of the many places called Churchill or Church Hill, for example in Somerset, Devon, Oxon, and Worcs, or alternatively a topographic name denoting someone who lived ‘(on the) church hill’.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the most important figures of the 20th century. As prime minister of Great Britain during WWII, he led the allied campaign against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers. Churchill Crescent, in the Glenora neighbourhood, was originally two numbered streets. It was in 1941, during WWII, that residents petitioned the City to join the two streets and name the new street after the British prime minister.
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