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The name Chaffy comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a bald headed man. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the French expression le chauve, which means "the bald one."

Chaffy Early Origins



The surname Chaffy 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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Chaffy Spelling Variations


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Chaffy Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chaffy has undergone many spelling variations, including Chafy, Chafe, Chafee, Chafey, Chaff, Chaffe, Chaffee and many more.

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Chaffy Early History


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Chaffy Early History



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

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Chaffy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaffy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Chaffy In Ireland


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Chaffy In Ireland



Some of the Chaffy 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chaffy were among those contributors:

Chaffy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matthew Chaffy, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Thomas Chaffy, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1637

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Chaffy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaffy 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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