Meaning and Origin of: Che

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.