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Chatterjee Family History

Chatterjee Name Meaning

Indian (West Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Brahmin name from Chatta the name of a village + jhā ‘teacher’ (a greatly shortened form of Sanskrit upādhyāya) i.e. ‘teacher from the village of Chatta’. In Bengali surnames formed with -jee the initial element is believed to indicate a village granted by Ballal Sen an ancient king of Bengal to an ancestor of bearers of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Banerjee, Mukherjee, Chatterton, Cater, Catterson, Chantry, Catherine

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Where is the Chatterjee family from?

You can see how Chatterjee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chatterjee family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Chatterjee families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1920 there was 1 Chatterjee family living in Oklahoma. This was 100% of all the recorded Chatterjee's in USA. Oklahoma had the highest population of Chatterjee families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chatterjee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chatterjee ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Chatterjee. 100% of Chatterjee men worked as a Private Means and 100% of Chatterjee women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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What Chatterjee family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 600 census records available for the last name Chatterjee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chatterjee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chatterjee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 205 military records available for the last name Chatterjee. For the veterans among your Chatterjee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chatterjee lifespan?

Between 1985 and 2004, in the United States, Chatterjee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Chatterjee in 1985 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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