Chafee Family History

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Chafee Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaffee.

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

Similar surnames: Chafe, Chaffey, Chaves, Chace, Chapel, Chaffee, Chaney, Champe

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Chafee Family Origin

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Chafee Family Occupations

What did your Chafee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chafee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Chafee's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chafee. A less common occupation for the Chafee family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming


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

Chafee Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Chafee Life Expectancy

What is the average Chafee lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Chafee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Chafee in 1962 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chafee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chafee 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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