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Origin

WORCESTER : Local. A county and city of England, which Bailey derives from Sax. Were, a forest, and Cester, a camp or city. I prefer deriving it from Worcester, the city or castle of strife, from the Saxon Woer, war, strife, with which the ancient British name agrees, called Caerwrangon, the castle or fort of strife and contention. It was a boundary for many years between the Britons and Saxons. (See Chester.)

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    Variants of name WORCESTER

    WOOSTER WORCHESTER WORSTER WOSTER WOUSTER