Chaffin Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Chaffee, Chauvin, Chaplin, Coffin, Chaffins, Chafin, Hamlin, Chatwin

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Chaffin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chaffin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chaffin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    60%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Chaffin Family Origin

Where is the Chaffin family from?

Chaffin Family Occupations

What did your Chaffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaffin. The most common Chaffin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Chaffin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chaffin family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Chaffin Historical Records

What Chaffin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Chaffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaffin 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 Chaffin. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Chaffin. For the veterans among your Chaffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chaffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Chaffin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chaffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Chaffin in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chaffin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chaffin 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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