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Essex

Essex comes from an English surname which comes from the name of a county in England, which gets its name from an ancient kingdom. The name is made up of Old English east (east) and Seaxe (Saxon) meaning “East Saxon”; Seaxe is the plural form of Seaxa (Saxon) which comes from Old English seax meaning “knife, dagger” via Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger, knife) derived from PIE root word *sek- (to cut) (which comes from the same root word as Saskia).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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