Chowdhury Family History

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Chowdhury Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Muslim and Hindu status name for a head of a community or caste, from Sanskrit catus- ‘four-way’, ‘all-round’ + dhuriya ‘undertaking a burden (of responsibility)’ (Sanskrit dhura ‘burden’). The title was originally awarded to persons of eminence, both Muslims and Hindus, by the Mughal emperors. The Khatris have a clan called Chowdhury. In some traditions the term is said to derive from a title for a military commander controlling four different fighting forces, namely navy, cavalry, infantry, and elephant corps, but this is probably no more than folk etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Choudhury, Choudhary, Choudhry, Chaudhary, Chaudhry, Chaudhuri

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Chowdhury Family Origin

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Chowdhury Family Occupations

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Chowdhury Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 55 military records available for the last name Chowdhury. For the veterans among your Chowdhury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chowdhury Life Expectancy

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Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Chowdhury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Chowdhury in 1978 was 42, and 53 in 2004.

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