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The ancient 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."

Chaffee Early Origins



The surname Chaffee 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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Chaffee Spelling Variations


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Chaffee Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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.

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Chaffee Early History


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Chaffee Early History



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

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Chaffee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaffee Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chaffee In Ireland


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Chaffee In Ireland



Some of the Chaffee 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 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

  • Matthew Chaffee, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • Thomas Chaffee who settled in Hingham Massachusetts in 1637 and moved to Swansea by 1660

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffee (post 1700)



  • Emory Leon Chaffee (1885-1975), American physicist and a former professor at Harvard University
  • Calvin Clifford Chaffee (1811-1896), American doctor and politician
  • Adna Romanza Chaffee Jr. (1884-1941), major general in the United States Army
  • Jerome Bonaparte Chaffee (1825-1886), entrepreneur and United States Senator
  • Douglas Stewart Chaffee (1936-2011), American artist
  • Suzanne "Suzy" Chaffee (b. 1946), former American Olympic alpine ski racer and actress
  • Adna Romanza Chaffee (1842-1914), Lieutenant General in the United States Army
  • Lieutenant Commander Roger B. Chaffee (1935-1967), former NASA Astronaut killed during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Roger Chaffee. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/chaffee-rb.html

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Chaffee Historic Events


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Chaffee Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Carrie Constance Chaffee, (née Toogood), aged 47, American First Class passenger from Amenia, North Dakota who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 4 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. Hubert Fuller Chaffee (d. 1912), aged 46, American First Class passenger from Amenia, North Dakota who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Roger Chaffee. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/chaffee-rb.html
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. 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).
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  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Chaffee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaffee 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.

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