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 Family Origin

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Chaffin Family Occupations

What did your Chaffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chaffin. 25% of Chaffin men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Chaffin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chaffin were Farm Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Chaffin Historical Records

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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

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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.

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