Manchester Family History
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Manchester Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city in northwestern England, formerly part of Lancashire. This is so called from Mamucio (an ancient British name containing the element mamma ‘breast’, and meaning ‘breast-shaped hill’) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Winchester, Lancaster, Chester, Rochester, Dorchester, Chichester