Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. Chinese: variant of Xie 1.
  3. Vietnamese: unexplained.
  4. Korean: variant of Chae.
  5. Spanish: from a pet form of the personal name José.
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