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Cheshire Name Meaning

English: regional name for someone from the county of Cheshire in northwestern England, the name of which is recorded in Domesday Book as Cestrescire, from the name of the county seat, Chester, + Old English scir ‘district’, ‘division’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Cheshire Family Origin

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Cheshire Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cheshire. The most common Cheshire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Cheshire's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cheshire family was Keeping House.

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Cheshire Historical Records

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Cheshire Life Expectancy

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