Chafe Family History

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Chafe Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaffee.

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

Similar surnames: Chafee, Chace, Thane, Craft, Hake, Chafin, Crase, Hane, Cale, Crace

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Chafe Family Origin

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Chafe Family Occupations

What did your Chafe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Upholsterer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chafe. The most common Chafe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Chafe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Upholsterer


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

Chafe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chafe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chafe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chafe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chafe. For the veterans among your Chafe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chafe Life Expectancy

What is the average Chafe lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Chafe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Chafe in 1963 was 82, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chafe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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