Dorchester Family History
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Dorchester Name Meaning
English: habitational name either from Dorchester in Oxfordshire or Dorchester, county seat of Dorset. Both are named with a Celtic name, respectively Dorcic and Durnovaria, + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Worcester, Rochester, Chester, Doncaster, Winchester, Chichester