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Zha Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 查: (i) from the placename Zha (查) the name of a fief (located in Anhui province) granted to an official in the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) from the placename Zha (樝 or 楂) also written as Zha (查) the name of a fief (located in Shandong province) granted to a son of the Duke Qing of Qi (ruler of the state of Qi died in 582 BC).

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

Similar surnames: Zhu, Cha, Ha, Zhao, Shan, Sha, Che, Zhan, Zhuo, Jha

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You can see how Zha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zha family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Zha family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Zha's in USA. California had the highest population of Zha families in 1880.
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