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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Cease
  1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased ."To ceasefrom strife." [Prov. xx. 3.]
  2. To be wanting; to fail; to pass away."The poor shall never cease out of the land." [Deut. xv. 11.]
    synonyms: To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.

Etymology: OE. cessen cesen, F. cesser, fr. L. cessare, v. intensive fr. cedere to withdraw. See Cede , and cf. Cessation

verb Cease
To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
noun Cease
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  2. Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  3. Put an end to a state or an activity

from Middle English cesen, cessen, from Middle French cesser (“to cease”), from Latin cessō (“leave off”), frequentative of cēdō (“to leave off, go away”).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cease

Lil' Cease is a hip hop music rapping, songwriter, and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Lil' was given the name James Lloyd on August 20th, 1977. Lil' is also known as Lil' Cesar, Cesar Leo de Janeiro, Cesar Leo, and Lil' Cease.


Kyle was born on September 19th, 1977 in Bothell, Washington.


Jeff Cease is a blues rock, southern rock, and country music musician. He plays Guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1988. Jeff was born on June 24th, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee.


Dylan Cease is a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Dylan was born on December 28th, 1995 in Milton, Georgia.


Jane was born on January 23rd, 1936 in Columbus, Mississippi.


He passed away in 1928.


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Popularity of Cease as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cease U.S.
  White 84.38% 64.26%
  African American 1.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.38% 16.26%

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People with the last name Cease are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cease

  • How Popular is the name Cease? As a last name Cease was the 36,099th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cease first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cease is Friday, June 21st, 1901.
  • How unique is the name Cease? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cease. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cease: Your name in reverse order is Esaec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eacse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cease? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 621 people with the last name Cease.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cease? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cease as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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