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From Middle English Rovescester, from Old English Hrofesċeaster (literally Hrofi's fortified camp).


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  1. A town in Victoria, Australia.
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A town and historic city in Medway borough, Kent, England (OS grid ref TQ7468).
  4. A small village in Northumberland, England (OS grid ref NY8398).
  5. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A village in Sangamon County, Illinois.
    2. A city, the county seat of Fulton County, Indiana.
    3. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Rochester Township, Cedar County, Iowa.
    4. A tiny home rule city in Butler County, Kentucky.
    5. A town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    6. A city in Oakland County, Michigan; suburb of Detroit.
    7. A large city, the county seat of Olmsted County, Minnesota.
    8. An unincorporated community in Andrew County, Missouri.
    9. A ghost town in Pershing County, Nevada.
    10. A city in Strafford County, New Hampshire.
    11. A large city, the county seat of Monroe County, New York.
    12. A town in Ulster County, New York.
    13. A village in Lorain County, Ohio.
    14. An unincorporated community in Noble County, Ohio.
    15. A borough of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
    16. A small town in Haskell County, Texas.
    17. A town in Windsor County, Vermont.
    18. A census-designated place in Thurston County, Washington.
    19. A village in Racine County, Wisconsin.
  6. A British surname.

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