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KHáLIX HWEARF > CEALC-HYð > CELCHYTH

This name derives from the Old English place name “Cealc-hyð > Caelichyth”, meaning “chalk wharf, landing place for chalk or limestone”, From the Old English “cealc”, borrowed from Ancient Greek “khálix (χᾰ́λῐξ)”, meaning “small stone, pebble, gravel, rubble” and from the Old English “hwearf”, meaning “heap, embankment, wharf”; related to the Old English “hweorfan” (to turn). The Synod of Chelsea at Chelchith in 787 is often identified with Chelsea, London; but the first firm record is of a manor at Chelsea just before the Norman Conquest. This name is possibly linked with British pop culture of the late 1960s and Joni Mitchell's song, Chelsea Morning. For example, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. president Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is named after the song as performed by Judy Collins. Also spelled Chelsie or Chelsey.

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