"stone camp or fortress"

Rochester Origin and Meaning

The name Rochester is a boy's name of English origin meaning "stone camp or fortress".

Rochester was Jack Benny's famous valet and sidekick, played by early African-American comic Eddie Anderson.

Famous People Named Rochester

  • Edmund Lincoln "Eddie" Anderson aka RochesterAmerican actor

Rochester in Pop Culture

  • Rochester Van Jonescharacter on "The Jack Benny Program"
  • Edward Fairfax Rochestercharacter from Jane Eyre
  • RochesterNY, third largest city in New York state