Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Chaffee family have grown. The name Chaffee was given to a member of the family 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."
Early Origins of the Chaffee family
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.
Early History of the Chaffee family
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Chaffee Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chaffee family name include Chafy, Chafe, Chafee, Chafey, Chaff, Chaffe, Chaffee and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaffee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaffee family to Ireland
Some of the Chaffee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Chaffee family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chaffee surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Chaffee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffee (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Chaffee family
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