I have a good friend by this name. It's pronounced much like "cheetah." Supposedly it's German; that's all I know about it. Ring any bells with anyone?

Proud daughter of Ann and John
Proud sister of Lauren and Leah
Proud wife of David
Proud mother of Alexander, Scarlett, Sophia, and Gideon
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It's German as you can see at http://www.ancestry.com/facts/tschida-family-history.ashx but not much more is known apparently.
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More common in Austria than Germany, and best represented close to the Hungarian border where the surname Csida is found (in Hungary, that is. None of this negates the Slavic origin theory. Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, is not far away.
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