Chichester Family History
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Chichester Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city of Chichester in Sussex, probably named with the Old English personal name Cissa + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort’. (Cissa is attested as the name of a historical person; it is of uncertain etymology.) Alternatively, the first element may be an Old English word cisse ‘gravelly feature’. The name is also established in Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Rochester, Dorchester, Manchester, Winchester, Chester, Worcester