Chalfant Family History

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Chalfant Name Meaning

Variant of English Chalfont, habitational name from either of two places in Buckinghamshire, Chalfont St. Giles and Chalfont St. Peter, named with Old English cealf ‘calf’ + funta ‘spring’.

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

Similar surnames: Chalcraft, Calland, Tallant, Chalfin, Calvano, Chapman, Haldane

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Chalfant Family Origin

Where is the Chalfant family from?

Chalfant Family Occupations

What did your Chalfant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chalfant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Chalfant's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chalfant. A less common occupation for the Chalfant family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Chalfant Historical Records

What Chalfant family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Chalfant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalfant 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 Chalfant

Passenger List

There are 823 immigration records available for the last name Chalfant. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chalfant. For the veterans among your Chalfant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chalfant Life Expectancy

What is the average Chalfant lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Chalfant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chalfant in 1949 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chalfant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chalfant 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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