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Cha Family History

Cha Name Meaning

Korean (Ch’a): there is only one Chinese character for the Ch’a surname, and the Y{ou}nan Ch’a clan is the only clan. Their founding ancestor was Ch’a Hyoj{ou}n, son of Yu Ch’a-tal (10th century ad). Ch’a is a fairly common surname throughout the Korean peninsula, but most of the clan’s members live in Ky{ou}ngsang province, Hwanghae province, or P’y{ou}ngan province. Chinese : variant of Zha.

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

Similar surnames: Chae, Chi, Chu, Cho, Ha, Che, Chao, Chia, Chai, Zha

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Where is the Cha family from?

You can see how Cha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cha family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cha families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 34 Cha families living in British Columbia. This was about 76% of all the recorded Cha's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Cha families in 1911.
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What did your Cha ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cha. 38% of Cha men worked as a Labourer.

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cha 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cha. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 911 military records available for the last name Cha. For the veterans among your Cha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cha lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Cha in 1963 was 65, and 61 in 2004.

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