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From Old English Hrofæcæstir, probably meaning ‘Roman town called Hrofi (an ancient Celtic name)’.


  • IPA(key): /ˈrɒt͡ʃɛstə/

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  1. A city name, originally of the Rochester in Kent, England.
  2. A British surname​.
  3. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada
  4. A village in Illinois
  5. A city in Indiana
  6. A city in Kentucky
  7. A town in Massachusetts
  8. A city in Michigan
  9. A city in Minnesota
  10. A ghost town in Nevada
  11. A city in New Hampshire
  12. Either a city or a town in New York
  13. A village in Ohio
  14. A borough in Pennsylvania
  15. A town in Texas
  16. A town in Vermont
  17. A town in Victoria, Australia
  18. A CDP in Washington
  19. A village in Wisconsin