Chaffey Family History

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Chaffey Name Meaning

English (Dorset): variant spelling of Chaffee. In the U.K. this is the usual spelling of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Chafe, Chancey, Chafee, Hayley, Chandley, Chumley, Haffey, Chaney

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Chaffey Family Origin

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Chaffey Family Occupations

What did your Chaffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chaffey family was Farm Labor. Farmer, Carpenter and Dry Goods Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaffey. The most common Chaffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Chaffey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Dry Goods Clerk

  • Farm Labor


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

Chaffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Chaffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaffey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chaffey. 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 Chaffey. For the veterans among your Chaffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chaffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Chaffey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Chaffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Chaffey in 1951 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chaffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chaffey 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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