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From Old English Ēastseaxan (literally East Saxons), which stood for both Essex and the people of Essex.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛs.ɪks/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪks

Proper noun[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
 Essex (disambiguation) on Wikipedia


  1. A surname.
  2. A maritime county of England bordered by the North Sea, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London, and separated from Kent by the Thames estuary.
  3. A town in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.
  4. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A locality in Humboldt County, California.
    2. A small unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California.
    3. A town in Middlesex County, Connecticut.
    4. A township and village therein, in Kankakee County, Illinois.
    5. A township in Stark County, Illinois.
    6. A city in Page County, Iowa.
    7. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland.
    8. A coastal town and census-designated place in Essex County, Massachusetts.
    9. A township in Clinton County, Michigan.
    10. A city in Stoddard County, Missouri.
    11. An unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana.
    12. A town in Essex County, New York.
    13. An unincorporated community in Halifax County, North Carolina.
    14. An unincorporated community in Union County, Ohio.
    15. A large town in Chittenden County, Vermont.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Essex is the 8,529th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3,858 individuals. Essex is most common among White (71.70%) and Black (23.43%) individuals.