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

Chaffey Early Origins



The surname Chaffey 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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Chaffey Spelling Variations


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Chaffey Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Chaffey are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chaffey include: Chafy, Chafe, Chafee, Chafey, Chaff, Chaffe, Chaffee and many more.

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Chaffey Early History


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Chaffey Early History



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

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Chaffey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaffey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chaffey In Ireland


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Chaffey In Ireland



Some of the Chaffey 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chaffey or a variant listed above:

Chaffey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Chaffey settled in New England in 1762

Chaffey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Chaffey, aged 18, landed in New York in 1812
  • H J Chaffey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaffey (post 1700)



  • Pat Chaffey (b. 1967), American NFL football player who played from 1991 to 1993
  • John Chaffey, English former child actor
  • Sam Chaffey (1934-1998), New Zealand alpine skier at the 1960 Winter Olympics
  • Mark Chaffey (b. 1977), Australian Rules football player
  • Paul Chaffey (b. 1965), Norwegian politician, Leader of the Socialist Youth (1988-1990)
  • Donald "Don" Chaffey (1917-1990), British film director, writer, producer, and art director
  • William Adolphus "Bill" Chaffey (1915-1987), Australian politician, member of the United Australia Party, New South Wales Minister for Agriculture from 1965 to 1968
  • William Chaffey (1856-1926), Canadian engineer, who developed large parts of California and Australia, co-eponym of Chaffey's Locks, Ontario with his brother George
  • George Chaffey (1848-1932), Canadian engineer who developed large parts of California and Australia, co-eponym of Chaffey's Locks, Ontario with his brother William

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. 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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    The Chaffey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaffey 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 30 January 2016 at 04:16.

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