Chafin Family History

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Chafin Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chaffin.

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

Similar surnames: Chalfin, Chaffin, Chaffins, Chin, Cain, Chattin, Crain, Chafe, Charon

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Chafin Family Origin

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Chafin Family Occupations

What did your Chafin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chafin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Chafin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chafin. A less common occupation for the Chafin family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Chafin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chafin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chafin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Chafin

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chafin. 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 Chafin. For the veterans among your Chafin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chafin Life Expectancy

What is the average Chafin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Chafin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chafin in 1955 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chafin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chafin 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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