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The CHICHESTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,704 15731 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 650 7828 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +1054 -7903 0 -7
Other Countries
Australia 5 137890 0.000 0
United Kingdom 211 15885 0.000 5
Top States for CHICHESTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 396 4678 0.002 21
Virginia 136 5477 0.002 19
Michigan 108 11183 0.001 11
Florida 107 15526 0.001 7
California 103 21696 0.000 3
Top States for CHICHESTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 20 2766 0.003 35
New York 396 4678 0.002 21
Virginia 136 5477 0.002 19
West Virginia 30 5207 0.002 17
New Hampshire 20 7343 0.002 16

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CHICHESTER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CHICHESTER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CHICHESTER in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CHICHESTER by picking someone at random in Washington DC than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CHICHESTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CHICHESTER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the CHICHESTER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CHICHESTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 273 16.02
White (Hispanic) 28 1.64
Mixed Race 27 1.58
Asian/Pacific 19 1.12
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.35
White (Caucasian) 1,351 79.28

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CHICHESTER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CHICHESTER in historical publications

(origin: Local) From the city of Chichester, Sussex, England, whose Saxon name was Cissanceaster; from Cissa, the son of Aella, who settled the kingdom of the South-Saxons; and ceaster or chester, a city, from castrum, a Roman station.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


CHICHESTER. The family were ancient in Devonshire before their connection with Ireland, and the name is doubtless derived from Chichester, co. Sussex, though some genealogists assert that it is from Cirencester, co. Gloucester.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to CHICHESTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHICHESTER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CHICHESTER

The following words are slight variants of CHICHESTER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.