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The origins of the Chaffe surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a bald headed man. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the French expression le chauve, which means "the bald one."

Chaffe Early Origins



The surname Chaffe was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chaffe Spelling Variations


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Chaffe Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chaffe has been recorded under many different variations, including Chafy, Chafe, Chafee, Chafey, Chaff, Chaffe, Chaffee and many more.

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Chaffe Early History


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Chaffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaffe research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chaffe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaffe In Ireland


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Chaffe In Ireland



Some of the Chaffe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chaffe or a variant listed above:

Chaffe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Chaffe, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Chaffe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L Chaffe, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Chaffe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Chaffe, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffe (post 1700)



  • Lewis Kenneth Chaffe, Tobacco Company Executive, Richmond, Virginia

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Chaffe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Chaffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaffe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2013 at 09:36.

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