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Chafin Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaffin .

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


Similar surnames: Chalfin, Chaffin, Chaffins, Chin, Cain, Chattin, Crain, Chafe, Charon

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Where is the Chafin family from?

You can see how Chafin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chafin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Chafin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Chafin family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Chafin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chafin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chafin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chafin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chafin. 22% of Chafin men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Chafin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chafin were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Miner
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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What Chafin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Chafin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chafin 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Chafin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Chafin. For the veterans among your Chafin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chafin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Chafin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chafin in 1955 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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