Chaffin Family History

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Chaffin Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname for a bald man, from Middle English chaffin, a diminutive of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus).

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


Similar surnames: Chaffee, Chauvin, Chaplin, Coffin, Chaffins, Chafin, Hamlin, Chatwin

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Chaffin Family Origin

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Chaffin Family Occupations

What did your Chaffin ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chaffin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaffin. A less common occupation for the Chaffin family was Laborer. The most common Chaffin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Chaffin's were Farmers.

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Chaffin Historical Records

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Chaffin Life Expectancy

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Famous Chaffin Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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