Cham Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of various places called Chalm, often recorded as La Champ, in Ardèche, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Isère, Lozère. Arabic: ethnic name for a Syrian or habitational name for someone from Damascus, from al sham, Arabic name for Syria, used in Syria itself to denote the city of Damascus. Chinese : variant of Zhan. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Sham, Ham, Chao, Chim, Cam, Wham, Chan, Hamm, Champ, Cap

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Cham Family Origin

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Cham Family Occupations

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  • Carman

    20%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Gardener

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cham family was Merchant. Carman, Carpenter and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cham. The most common Cham occupation in the USA was Carman. 20% of Cham's were Carmans.

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Cham Historical Records

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Cham Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Cham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cham in 1962 was 48, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cham

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