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Chaffin Name Meaning

English (Dorset and Somerset of Norman origin): nickname for a bald man from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French chauf ‘bald(-headed)’ (from 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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Where is the Chaffin family from?

You can see how Chaffin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chaffin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chaffin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Chaffin families living in Alberta. This was about 76% of all the recorded Chaffin's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Chaffin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chaffin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chaffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Chaffin. 100% of Chaffin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Chaffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaffin 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 Chaffin. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Chaffin. For the veterans among your Chaffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chaffin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chaffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Chaffin in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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