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."
Early Origins of the Chaffy 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 Chaffy family
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Chaffy Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Chafy, Chafe, Chafee, Chafey, Chaff, Chaffe, Chaffee and many more.
Early Notables of the Chaffy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chaffy family to Ireland
Some of the Chaffy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Chaffy family to the New World and Oceana
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
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