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Chowdhury Family History

Chowdhury Name Meaning
Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Muslim and Hindu status name for a head of a community or caste, from Sanskrit catus- ‘four-way’, ‘all-round’ + dhuriya ‘undertaking a burden (of responsibility)’ (Sanskrit dhura ‘burden’). The title was originally awarded to persons of eminence, both Muslims and Hindus, by the Mughal emperors. The Khatris have a clan called Chowdhury. In some traditions the term is said to derive from a title for a military commander controlling four different fighting forces, namely navy, cavalry, infantry, and elephant corps, but this is probably no more than folk etymology.

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

15,476 Historical Documents with Chowdhury on Ancestry
13,683 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
55 Military Records
457 Immigration Records
490 Census and Voter Lists
791 Member Trees

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