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What is the origin of the name Colchester?

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November 14, 2008 10:53AM

From the Related Link below: "Colchester: The first part of the name is derived from the River Colne, the river name Colne, (also known as Clun), is British in origin and is derived from a British-Celtic conjectural root word 'Colauno' meaning 'water'. The second part of the name; Chester is derived from the Old English word 'Ceaster' meaning Roman Fort, the name Chester refers to the towns former Roman Station and capital."