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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Che Family Origin

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Che Family Occupations

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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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver

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Che Historical Records

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Che Life Expectancy

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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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