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ˈsʌs ɪkssus·sex

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sussexnoun

    a county in southern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was captured by Wessex in the 9th century

Wiktionary

  1. Sussexnoun

    A maritime county in the south-east of England (now divided into east- and west-), bordered by Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and the English Channel.

Wikipedia

  1. Sussex

    Sussex (), from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (lit. 'South Saxons'), is a historic county in South East England that was formerly an independent medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom. It is bounded to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, northeast by Kent, south by the English Channel, and divided for many purposes into the ceremonial counties of West Sussex and East Sussex. Brighton and Hove, though part of East Sussex, was made a unitary authority in 1997, and as such, is administered independently of the rest of East Sussex. Brighton and Hove was granted city status in 2000. Until then, Chichester was Sussex's only city. The Brighton and Hove built-up area is the 15th largest conurbation in the UK and Brighton and Hove is the most populous city or town in Sussex. Crawley, Worthing and Eastbourne are major towns, each with a population over 100,000. Sussex has three main geographic sub-regions, each oriented approximately east to west. In the southwest is the fertile and densely populated coastal plain. North of this are the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs, beyond which is the well-wooded Sussex Weald. Sussex was home to some of Europe's earliest known hominids (Homo heidelbergensis), whose remains at Boxgrove have been dated to 500,000 years ago. Sussex played a key role in the Roman conquest of Britain, with some of the earliest significant signs of a Roman presence in Britain. Local chieftains allied with Rome, resulting in Cogidubnus being given a client kingdom centred on Chichester. The kingdom of Sussex was founded in the aftermath of the Roman withdrawal from Britain. According to legend, it was founded by Ælle, King of Sussex, in AD 477. Around 827, it was annexed by the kingdom of Wessex and subsequently became a county of England. Sussex played a key role in the Norman conquest of England when in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, landed at Pevensey and fought the decisive Battle of Hastings. In 1974, the Lord-Lieutenant of Sussex was replaced with one each for East and West Sussex, which became 2 separate ceremonial counties. Sussex continues to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. It has had a single police force since 1968 and its name is in common use in the media. In 2007, Sussex Day was created to celebrate the county's rich culture and history and in 2011 the flag of Sussex was recognised by the Flag Institute. In 2013, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles formally recognised and acknowledged the continued existence of England's 39 historic counties, including Sussex.

ChatGPT

  1. sussex

    Sussex is an historic county located in the South East of England. It is divided into two sections: East Sussex, with its county town in Lewes, and West Sussex, with its county town in Chichester. Sussex is known for its rich history, landmark attractions like Brighton beach, and cultural festivals. The name Sussex is derived from "South Saxons" referring to the ancient tribe that inhabited the region during the Dark Ages.

Wikidata

  1. Sussex

    Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe, is an historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Clockwise, it is bounded to the west by Hampshire; north by Surrey, north-east by Kent, south by the English Channel and is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove was created as a unitary authority in 1997, and was granted City status in 2000. Until then, Chichester had been Sussex's only city. Sussex has three main geographic sub-regions, each orientated approximately east to west. In the south-west of the county lies the fertile and densely populated coastal plain. North of this lie the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs, beyond which lies the well-wooded Sussex Weald. The name 'Sussex' derives from the Kingdom of Sussex, founded by Ælle of Sussex in 477 AD, which in 825 was absorbed into the kingdom of Wessex and the later kingdom of England. The region's roots go back further to the location of some of Europe's earliest hominid finds at Boxgrove. Sussex has been a key location for England's major invasions, including the Roman invasion of Britain and the Battle of Hastings.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sussex

    a S. maritime county of England, fronts the English Channel between Hampshire (W.) and Kent (E.), with Surrey on its northern border; is traversed E. and W. by the South Downs, which afford splendid pasturage for half a million sheep, and terminates in Beachy Head; in the N. lies the wide, fertile, and richly-wooded plain of the Weald; chief rivers are the Arun, Adur, Ouse, and Rother, of no great size; is a fine agricultural county, more than two-thirds of its area being under cultivation; was the scene of Cæsar's landing (55 B.C.), of Ælla's, the leader of the South Saxons (whence the name Sussex), and of William the Conqueror's (1066); throughout the country are interesting antiquities; largest town, Brighton; county town, Lewes.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sussex

    A maritime county in the south of England. Ælla and his sons were the first Saxons who landed on the Sussex coast, 477. They assaulted and captured Wittering, near Chichester, spreading afterwards through the vast Andredsleas with fire and sword, and finally establishing the South-Sexe, or Sussex kingdom. The sea-board of Sussex suffered terribly from the ravages of the Danish jarls. Within its limits was fought (October 14, 1066) the memorable battle which overthrew the Saxon dynasty, and eventually resulted in that union of Saxon solidity and Norman enterprise now recognized as distinctive of the English character. See Lewes for important battle in 1264. The French fleet, under D’Annebaut, made an attack on Brighton in 1545, and landed a body of troops, who were stoutly resisted by the natives, and compelled to retire. In 1643, the Parliamentarian forces, under Sir William Waller, besieged Chichester, which after ten days surrendered. The same leader, later in the year, beleaguered Arundel Castle for seventeen days, and reduced it to a heap of ruins. For naval combat off the Sussex coast, see Beachy Head.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sussex

    The territory of the Suth-seaxe, or South Saxons, under the Heptarchy.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SUSSEX

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sussex is ranked #78821 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sussex surname appeared 242 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sussex.

    89.6% or 217 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.3% or 8 total occurrences were Black.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sussex' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2530

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sussex in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sussex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sussex in a Sentence

  1. Meghan Markle .:

    From my standpoint, its not new to see this undercurrent of racism and certainly unconscious bias, but I think to see the changes that are being made right now is really its something I look forward to being a part of, and being part of using my voice in a way that I havent been able to of late. So, yeah, its good to be home. Meghan Markle . AND PRINCE Prince Harry RELOCATE TO NEW HOME After announcing in March they would be stepping back as senior members of Prince Harry andMarkle relocatedto Canada, Prince Prince Harry andMarkle relocatedto Canada then to California with their one-year-old son Archie. They haverecently moved intoa placein Santa Barbara, a representativefor the couple previously confirmed to Fox News. Meghan Markle ., Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex completed their royal duties in March 2020. ( Chris Jackson/Getty Images).

  2. Prince Harry and Meghan:

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby, their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.

  3. Buckingham Palace:

    The syndication and publication of the photographs very seriously undermined the safety and security of The Duke of Sussex and the home to the extent that they are no longer able to live at the property.

  4. William Hanson:

    If she ever goes back they would probably be conservative roles not like her last role in ‘Suits.’ She will probably focus more on her charitable interests, humanitarian interests, her role when she gets married will be the Duchess of Sussex.

  5. Buckingham Palace:

    Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6th. The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

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