Etymology
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Mitchell

surname (and later male given name), attested by c. 1200, from the common pronunciation of Michael and from Middle English michel "big" (see mickle). In the earliest records it is not always possible to tell which.

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Definitions of Mitchell

Mitchell (n.)
English aeronautical engineer (1895-1937);
Synonyms: R. J. Mitchell / Reginald Joseph Mitchell
Mitchell (n.)
United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936);
Synonyms: William Mitchell / Billy Mitchell
Mitchell (n.)
United States astronomer who studied sunspots and nebulae (1818-1889);
Synonyms: Maria Mitchell
Mitchell (n.)
United States writer noted for her novel about the South during the American Civil War (1900-1949);
Synonyms: Margaret Mitchell / Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell
Mitchell (n.)
United States labor leader; president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1898 to 1908 (1870-1919);
Synonyms: John Mitchell
Mitchell (n.)
United States dancer who formed the first Black classical ballet company (born in 1934);
Synonyms: Arthur Mitchell
From wordnet.princeton.edu