Cha Name Meaning

Korean (Ch’a): there is only one Chinese character for the Ch’a surname, and the Y{ou}nan Ch’a clan is the only clan. Their founding ancestor was Ch’a Hyoj{ou}n, son of Yu Ch’a-tal (10th century ad). Ch’a is a fairly common surname throughout the Korean peninsula, but most of the clan’s members live in Ky{ou}ngsang province, Hwanghae province, or P’y{ou}ngan province. Chinese : variant of Zha.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Chae, Chi, Chu, Cho, Ha, Che, Chao, Chia, Chai, Zha

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Cha Family Origin

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Cha Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Cha. 86% of Cha women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means

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Cha Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Cha in 1963 was 65, and 61 in 2004.

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