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 1880, Cigar Maker and Wash House Wash Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cha. The most common Cha occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 67% of Cha's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Wash House Wash Man


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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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