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Choe Family History

Choe Name Meaning

Korean (Ch’oe): written 최 in Chinese characters 崔 meaning ‘high’ or ‘precipitous’. This is the only Chinese character for the surname Ch’oe. Of the 326 Ch’oe clans listed in some sources only 43 distinct clans can be documented. The oldest Choi clan the Kyŏngju Choi was established some eight hundred years later by Choi Chi-wŏn (崔 致遠) a famous tenth century Korean official. Ch’oe is the fourth most common surname in Korea. The common Romanization Choi (see Choi ) represents a French transliteration of the surname which is actually pronounced more like Ch’wae. The first Ch’oe Sobŏldori was one of the six elders of pre-Shilla Korea; he received his surname from the Shilla King Yuri Isagŭm in AD 3 Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 曹 see Cao Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 徐 see Xu

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Chon, Chae, Cho, Ho, Che, Chee, Choi, Hoe, Choo, Noe

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You can see how Choe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Choe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Choe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Choe families living in British Columbia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Choe's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Choe families in 1911.
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What did your Choe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Stock Clerk was the top reported job for people in the USA named Choe. 50% of Choe men worked as a Stock Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Stock Clerk
  • Laborer
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There are 765 census records available for the last name Choe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Choe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Choe. 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 421 military records available for the last name Choe. For the veterans among your Choe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Choe lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2004, in the United States, Choe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Choe in 1974 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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