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Che Family History

Che Name Meaning

Chinese : from a word meaning ‘cart’. During the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad) there was a prime minister who became to old to walk very far unaided, so he had himself brought to and from work in a cart, and became known as ‘Prime Minister Cart’. His descendants adopted the character for cart as their surname. Chinese : variant of Xie 1. Vietnamese: unexplained. Korean: variant of Chae. Spanish: from a pet form of the personal name José.

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

Similar surnames: He, Chu, Cho, Chi, Chae, Cha, Chew, Chen, Chee, Choe

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Where is the Che family from?

You can see how Che families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Che family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Che families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Che family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Che's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Che families in 1840.
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What did your Che ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Che. 50% of Che men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Che. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Che 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Che. 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 612 military records available for the last name Che. For the veterans among your Che ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Che lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Che life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Che in 1964 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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