Chaffee Family History

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Chaffee Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (Latin calvus). Compare Cave.

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


Similar surnames: Chaffin, Chafee, Chaffey, Huffer, Taaffe, Champe, Calfee, Chamlee

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Chaffee Family Origin

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Chaffee Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chaffee family was Laborer. The most common Chaffee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Chaffee's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaffee.

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Chaffee Historical Records

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Chaffee Life Expectancy

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