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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cheshire

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From Old English Ceasterscīr, from Ceaster (“Chester”, from Latin castra (“camp”)) + scīr (“district, shire”).

  1. A northwestern county of England, bordered by the Rivers Mersey and Dee, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Wrexham and Flintshire.

Notable Persons Named Cheshire

Cheshire Cat is a fictional character.


Cheshire is a comics character.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Cheshire

Cheshire is a comics character.


Oliver was born on June 3rd, 1988 in London.


The Lord Cheshire is a military person. His military service ended in 1946.


Sir Ian Cheshire is a businessman. He holds the title Chief Executive and Kingfisher. His ongoing career started in 1970. Ian was given the name Ian Michael Cheshire on August 6th, 1959.


Elizabeth Cheshire is an actor and actress. Elizabeth was born on March 3rd, 1967 in Burbank, California.


Harry V. Cheshire was a judge ben wiley on, buffalo bill, jr., judge trager on lawman, actor, lawman (tv series), and actor:. Harry was born on August 16th, 1891 in Emporia, Kansas, USA. He passed away on June 16th, 1968.


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Popularity of Cheshire as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cheshire U.S.
  White 93.81% 64.26%
  African American 1.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cheshire

People with the last name Cheshire are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cheshire

  • How Popular is the name Cheshire? As a last name Cheshire was the 10,334th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cheshire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cheshire is Tuesday, October 27th, 1891.
  • How unique is the name Cheshire? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cheshire. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cheshire: Your name in reverse order is Erihsehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hshreice. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cheshire? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,117 people with the last name Cheshire.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cheshire? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Cheshire as their last name.

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