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