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Chaffey Name Meaning

English (Dorset and Somerset of Norman origin): shortened form of Chaffin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Chafe, Chancey, Chafee, Hayley, Chandley, Chumley, Haffey, Chaney

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Where is the Chaffey family from?

You can see how Chaffey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chaffey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chaffey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 30 Chaffey families living in New Brunswick. This was about 48% of all the recorded Chaffey's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Chaffey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chaffey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chaffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chaffey. 20% of Chaffey men worked as a Clerk and 100% of Chaffey women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
  • Millwright
  • Student
  • Line Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Chaffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaffey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chaffey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chaffey. For the veterans among your Chaffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chaffey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Chaffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Chaffey in 1951 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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