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Chaffins Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaffin .

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


Similar surnames: Chaffin, Chafin, Chalfin, Hawkins, Haskins, Havins, Chalfant, Chaffey

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Where is the Chaffins family from?

You can see how Chaffins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chaffins family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Chaffins families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Chaffins families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Chaffins's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chaffins families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chaffins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chaffins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chaffins. 31% of Chaffins men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Chaffins women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chaffins were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Miner
    16%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    39%
  • Teacher
    31%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
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What Chaffins family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Chaffins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaffins 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 60 immigration records available for the last name Chaffins. 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 652 military records available for the last name Chaffins. For the veterans among your Chaffins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chaffins lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Chaffins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Chaffins in 1960 was 30, and 60 in 2004.

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