Chalfin Family History

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Chalfin Name Meaning

Probably an American variant of English Chalfont (see Chalfant).

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

Similar surnames: Chafin, Chalfant, Chattin, Chaffin, Chaffins, Chaplain, Colvin

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Chalfin Family Origin

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Chalfin Family Occupations

What did your Chalfin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chalfin occupation in the USA was Clerk In Store. 25% of Chalfin's were Clerk In Stores. Clerk In Store, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chalfin. A less common occupation for the Chalfin family was Iron & Steel Ins..

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  • Clerk In Store

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Iron & Steel Ins.


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

Chalfin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Chalfin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalfin 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 808 immigration records available for the last name Chalfin. 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 677 military records available for the last name Chalfin. For the veterans among your Chalfin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chalfin Life Expectancy

What is the average Chalfin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Chalfin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Chalfin in 1958 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chalfin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chalfin 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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