Chatterjee Family History
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Chatterjee Name Meaning
Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Brahman) name, from Chatta, the name of a village, + jha ‘teacher’ (a greatly reduced form of Sanskrit upadhyaya), i.e. ‘teacher from the village of Chatta’. In Bengali names 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