Chester Family History

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Chester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chester, the county seat of Cheshire, or from any of various smaller places named with this word (as for example Little Chester in Derbyshire or Chester le Street in County Durham), which is from Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rochester, Chesley, Pester, Hoster, Chesher, Chesser, Hester, Bester

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Chester Family Origin

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Chester Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Chester occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Chester's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chester. A less common occupation for the Chester family was Annuitant.

Source: Census data for Chester | Data not to scale

Chester Historical Records

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Chester Life Expectancy

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Famous Chester Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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