Rochester
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
RAH-ches-tər
Meaning
From a roofed Roman fort
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Rochester is an Anglo-Saxon locational name, derived from the Old English word 'hrofaecasetre', itself derived from the words 'hrof', which means 'roof', and 'caester', which means 'Roman fort'. Rovecestre is the earlier form of the name Rochester.

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