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From a Middle English vernacular form of the Old French given name Michel (Michael), or in some cases from an Old English nickname muchel (big).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred back from the surname.
  3. Any of a number of places in the English speaking world, named after persons with the surname:
places named Mitchell
  1. A town in Queensland, Australia
  2. A community in Ontario, Canada
  3. A town in Georgia, USA
  4. An unincorporated census-designated place in Illinois
  5. A city in Indiana
  6. A city in Iowa
  7. An unincorporated community in Kansas
  8. A city in Nebraska
  9. A city in Oregon
  10. A city in South Dakota, and county seat of Davison County.
  11. An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  12. A town in Wisconsin

Derived terms[edit]


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Mitchell is the 48th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 384,486 individuals. Mitchell is most common among White (61.0%) and Black/African American (32.5%) individuals.