Essex name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Essex mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Essex

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Norway, the name Essex means "East saxon".
  2. A user from Georgia, U.S. says the name Essex is of English origin and means "From Essex, England".
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  1. A county in southeastern England on the North Sea and the Thames estuary
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From Old English ēast +‎ Seaxe, meaning "East Saxons".

  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 Ontario, Canada.
  4. A locality in Humboldt County, California.
  5. A small unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California.
  6. A town in Middlesex County, Connecticut.
  7. A village in Kankakee County, Illinois.
  8. A city in Page County, Iowa.
  9. An unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland.
  10. A coastal town and census-designated place in Essex County, Massachusetts.
  11. A city in Stoddard County, Missouri.
  12. An unincorporated community in Flathead County, Montana.
  13. A town in Essex County, New York.
  14. An unincorporated community in Halifax County, North Carolina.
  15. An unincorporated community in Union County, Ohio.
  16. A large town in Chittenden County, Vermont.

Notable Persons Named Essex

Notable Persons Named Essex

Essex Hemphill

Essex Hemphill was a poet, activist, and activism. Essex was born on April 16th, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He died on November 4th, 1995.

Essex Johnson

Essex Johnson is a football player. He was most active from 1968 to 1976. Essex was born on October 15th, 1946 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Essex Digby

He died on May 12th, 1683.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Essex

Notable Persons With the Last Name Essex

The Earl of Essex

The Earl of Essex is a Lord Great Chamberlain, Governor of the Isle of Wight, Lord Privy Seal, Master of the Rolls, Principal Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer, List of Governors of the Isle of Wight, and Secretary of State (England). The was born in Putney, Surrey.

Nathaniel Essex

Nathaniel Essex is a comics character.

Joey Essex

Joey Essex is a television personality, businessman, and dj. Joey was given the name Joey Don Essex on July 29th, 1990 in Southwark, London.

David Essex

David Essex is a pop music and musical theatre musician. He plays Drum kit and Vocals. He was most active from 1963 to present. David was given the name David Albert Cook on July 23rd, 1947 in Plaistow, London, England.

Mark Essex

Mark Essex was a murderer. Mark was given the name Mark James Robert Essex on August 12th, 1949 in Emporia, Kansas, U.S. He passed away on January 7th, 1973.

Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex

He breathed his last breath on March 13th, 1540.

  • Geoffrey FitzGeoffrey De Mandeville, 2nd Earl Of Essex
  • Sæbbi of Essex
  • Trai Essex
    Football Player
  • James Essex
  • Max Essex
  • The Earl of Essex
  • Clifford Essex
  • Francis Essex
  • John Essex
  • William Essex

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Essex U.S.
  White 71.70% 64.26%
  African American 23.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Essex

People with the last name Essex are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Essex

  • How Popular is the name Essex? Essex is the 20,453rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Essex was the 8,529th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Essex have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 357 babies born with the first name Essex in the United States. That's more than enough people named Essex to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Essex? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Essex first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Essex is Monday, March 29th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Essex born? The highest recorded use of the first name Essex was in 1929 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Essex: The name spelled backwards is Xesse. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eesxs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Essex? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,858 people with the last name Essex.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Essex? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Essex as their last name.
  • Essex name meaning

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