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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chene

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Chene is of French origin and means "Woman with a heart of oak".
  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Chene is of Unknown origin and means "Oak".
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From Middle French chesne, from Old French chesne, chaisne, chasne, from Vulgar Latin *cassanus (attested in Medieval Latin as casnus), probably from Gaulish cassanos. Some Old French forms possibly influenced by fraisne, fresne (cf. modern frêne). Compare Occitan casse, Franco-Provençal châno. See also Spanish quejigo, Aragonese caixico.

  1. oak (tree), oak tree
    Un . Le de mon jardin.
    Un millénaire, la fable du et du roseau.
  2. oak (wood)
    Du . Le de ce lit. Un moyen (middle-aged wood, with intermediate color, young woods are more clear).
    Une table en , de , faite avec du chêne.

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Popularity of Chene as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chene U.S.
  White 83.46% 64.26%
  African American 2.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chene

People with the last name Chene are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Chene

  • How Popular is the name Chene? Chene is the 40,907th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chene was the 71,678th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 75 babies born with the first name Chene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chene to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Chene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chene was in 1990 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Chene Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chene is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Chene: Your name in reverse order is Enehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eecnh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 272 people with the last name Chene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chene? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chene as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.