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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian : from a pet form of the Hebrew personal name ya‘aqobh (see Jacob), used as a given name among Christians in Kerala (southern India) and in the U.S. as a last name among families from Kerala.
  • Jewish : possibly an altered form of Slovak Čačko or Ukrainian Chacka, a nickname from Czech čačka ‘toy’, ‘plaything’, Ukrainian tsyatska.

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