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  1. Chathamnoun

    A port on the Medway river in Kent, England; the home of the Royal dockyard.

  2. Chathamnoun

    Any of several other places of the same name.

  3. Chathamnoun

    An English habitational surname from the placename.


  1. Chatham

    Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England. Although the dockyard has long been closed and is now being redeveloped into a business and residential community as well as a museum featuring the famous submarine, HMS Ocelot, major naval buildings remain as the focus for a flourishing tourist industry. Chatham also has military connections; several Army barracks were located here, together with 19th-century forts which provided a defensive shield for the dockyard. Brompton Barracks, located in the town, remains the headquarters of the Corps of Royal Engineers. The town has important road links and the railway and bus stations are the main interchanges for the area. It is the administrative headquarters of Medway unitary authority, as well as its principal shopping centre.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chatham

    a town in Kent, on the estuary of the Medway, a fortified naval arsenal; is connected with Rochester.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chatham

    A town of England, in the county of Kent, on the Medway. It is a principal station of the royal navy. There is a fine station and military arsenal close to Chatham, containing vast magazines and warehouses, in which there are all kinds of stores, and where all the operations necessary for building and fitting out ships of war are carried on. There are also extensive barracks for infantry, royal marines, artillery, and engineers. Chatham is defended by forts on the heights, by which it is partly surrounded. There are also very extensive fortifications about Chatham, called the Lines, which are defended by ramparts, palisades, and a broad, deep ditch. On June 10, 1667, the Dutch fleet under Admiral Ruyter sailed up to Chatham and burnt several men-of-war. The entrance into the Medway is now defended by Sheerness and other forts.

Editors Contribution

  1. chatham

    A synthetic or lab-created gem stone. Chemically identical to a natural or mined gem stone by the same name. They can be either unheated or heated to enhance or change the color of the stone.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 13, 2021  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chatham is ranked #8155 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chatham surname appeared 4,066 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Chatham.

    87.4% or 3,554 total occurrences were White.
    5.9% or 242 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 112 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 81 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 52 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 25 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chatham in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chatham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Chatham in a Sentence

  1. George Traver:

    She tried and tried. Never happened. The family is now planning a second funeral for Aug. 28 in Chatham. The first one in 1944 was called off when the remains were not found, the station reported. The headstone in the Chatham Rural Cemetery reads : George Traver 1943, killed in action and buried at Tarawa. this is for all the other families that have lost their men and stuff.

  2. Thaddeus Kobylarz:

    At least nine of these students are in Chatham Borough, we do not know how big this outbreak will be. We do not know how many secondary infections there will be.

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