The surname Mitchell originated in three different but geographically close regions, England, Ireland and Scotland. The name came to England after the Norman Conquest and its meaning is “who is like God” and derived from the name “Michel”. In England, this family was found to be living in surrey. In Ireland it is also believed that the name has Norman roots. In Scotland, it is believed that one of the families living in Surrey moved here and brought their name as well. The motto of the Scottish Mitchell family is “By God’s favor, I conquer”.