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Chaffin Family History

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

346,042 Historical Documents with Chaffin on Ancestry.com
53,500 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,161 Military Records
1,031 Immigration Records
29,318 Census and Voter Lists
254,032 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chaffin Families

  • Number of Chaffin families
     49 - 96
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chaffin families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chaffin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chaffin census records

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Chaffin Family Origin

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Chaffin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chaffin

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Chaffin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chaffin census records

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Chaffin Civil War Service Records

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