What does Lancaster mean?

Definitions for Lancaster
ˈlæŋ kə stər; for 3,4 also -kæs tərlan·cas·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lancasternoun

    a city in northwestern England

  2. Lancaster, House of Lancaster, Lancastrian linenoun

    the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose


  1. Lancasternoun

    The House of Lancaster, a dynasty of English kings and one of the opposing factions involved in the 15th century Wars of the Roses. The name comes from the fact that its members were descended from John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster; their symbol was a red rose.

  2. Lancasternoun

    The City of Lancaster, a UK local government district with city status in Lancashire in North West England. Its main settlement is Lancaster, from which it obtained its city status.

  3. Lancasternoun

    A city in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, UK.

  4. Lancasternoun

    Any of various settlements that take their name from the city in Lancashire. See Lancaster (disambiguation) on Wikipedia for a list.

  5. Lancasternoun

    A type of four-engined British bomber aircraft built by Avro during World War 2.

  6. Etymology: From the River Lune + castra


  1. lancaster

    Lancaster is the name of various cities and towns around the world, most notably in Lancashire, England and in Pennsylvania, USA. It’s also commonly used as a last name. In England, the term "Lancaster" is also associated with the House of Lancaster, a branch of the English royal family which played a major role in the War of the Roses. The term itself derives from Old English, meaning "Roman Fort on the Lune River."


  1. Lancaster

    Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, England It is situated on the River Lune and has a population of 45,952. Lancaster is a constituent settlement of the wider City of Lancaster, a local government district which has a population of 133,914 and encompasses several outlying settlements, including neighbouring Morecambe. Long existing as a commercial, cultural and educational centre, Lancaster is the settlement that gives Lancashire its name. Lancaster has several unique ties to the British monarchy; the House of Lancaster was a branch of the English royal family, whilst the Duchy of Lancaster holds large estates on behalf of Elizabeth II, who herself is also the Duke of Lancaster. Lancaster was granted city status in 1937 for its "long association with the crown" and because it was "the county town of the King's Duchy of Lancaster". With its history based on its port and canal, Lancaster is an ancient settlement, dominated by Lancaster Castle. It is also home to the collegiate and campus-based Lancaster University and a campus of the University of Cumbria.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lancaster

    picturesque town near the mouth of the Lune, 50 m. NW. of Manchester, is the county town of Lancashire, and manufactures furniture, cotton, machinery, and railway plant; it was disfranchised in 1867 for corrupt practices.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lancaster

    The chief town of Lancashire, England, situated on the river Lune. It is supposed to have been the Ad Alaunam of the Romans. It was granted by William I. or II. to Roger de Poitou, who erected a castle upon its hill. It was taken by the Jacobites, November, 1715, and November, 1745.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Lancaster

    The Roman Lunecastra, or fortified camp on the Lune.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lancaster is ranked #1080 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lancaster surname appeared 32,362 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 11 would have the surname Lancaster.

    84.2% or 27,275 total occurrences were White.
    10% or 3,259 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 744 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 680 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 210 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 197 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lancaster in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lancaster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Lancaster in a Sentence

  1. Vince Mirack:

    If not for the grace of modern technology and divine intervention, you probably would have stayed in Lancaster and basked in your fame, i can only hope that the remainder of your life is as painful to you as the last 26 years have been to my family.

  2. George Ratiu:

    Markets like Manchester, New Hampshire; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Hartford, Connecticut; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; or Topeka, Kansas are still seeing homes change hands as buyers from more expensive locations are lured by solid local economies and median prices, which in some cases are still below $300,000.

  3. Mark Williamson:

    We want to reassure our customers in Lancaster and Cumbria that we are doing everything we possibly can to access our substations, assess the damage caused by severe flooding, and restore supplies.

  4. Dave Lancaster:

    Dave Lancaster shed the pounds with a grueling walking routine fueled by Weetabix, fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meat and fish. Dave Lancaster started small walking going from bench to bench in Dave Lancaster local park. But Dave Lancaster never gave up and soon covered 10 miles a day - even scaling Wales' tallest mountain Snowdon. I like this form of exercise because instead of costing me, like a gym membership or exercise class would, it saves me money on gas. Now instead of meeting friends at my house, they join me for a walk !

  5. Andy Orellana:

    Every American and Californian has the Constitutional right as a citizen to cast their ballot and have it counted, expanding voting access is NOT stealing an election, contrary to what Republicans in Washington may believe. Instead of undermining an election at the 11th hour they should follow the lead of the Republican Mayor of Lancaster who is supporting their candidate and called for this voting center to be opened.

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