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