Chichester Family History

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Chichester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Chichester in Sussex, probably named with the Old English personal name Cissa + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort’. (Cissa is attested as the name of a historical person; it is of uncertain etymology.) Alternatively, the first element may be an Old English word cisse ‘gravelly feature’. The name is also established in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Rochester, Dorchester, Manchester, Winchester, Chester, Worcester

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Chichester Family Origin

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Chichester Family Occupations

What did your Chichester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chichester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Chichester's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chichester. A less common occupation for the Chichester family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Fisherman

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chichester ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chichester Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chichester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chichester census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chichester. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chichester. For the veterans among your Chichester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chichester Life Expectancy

What is the average Chichester lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Chichester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chichester in 1941 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chichester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chichester ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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