Chai Family History

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Chai Name Meaning

Chinese : from the name of Gao Chai, a disciple of Confucius during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). His descendants adopted this character as their surname; it also means ‘firewood’. Korean: variant of Chae.

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

Similar surnames: Hai, Chao, Chae, Cai, Chi, Cha, Han, Shan, Hao, Chan

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Chai Family Origin

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Chai Family Occupations

What did your Chai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Chai. 55% of Chai men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Owner
  • Truck Driver

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Chai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Chai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chai census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Chai. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Chai. For the veterans among your Chai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chai Life Expectancy

What is the average Chai lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Chai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Chai in 1963 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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