Chaffee Surname History
During the time of King Ethelred the Unready and Queen Emma of Normandy c1000 AD, a region in southern England near Chard possibly called"Ceaffa's Clumb," was given to a close confidant and follower of Queen Emma. This area later was known as Chaffcombe, the old Middle English meaning "light, breezy valley." Many years later, as people developed a last name, instead of using John of Chaffcombe, for example, it became John Chaffe, or Chaffy. In America, the two ee's did not develop until the 1700's, hence Chaffee. Another possibility of the name Chaffee comes from the French "la chauve," meaning "the bald."
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- Walter Scott Chaffee 1835 - ?
- Wallace Hyde Chaffee 1895 - ?
- Grant Leslie Chaffee 1899 - ?
- Harold Scott Chaffee 1900 - ?
- Lucia "Lorena" Davison Chaffee 1873 - ?
- Howard Davison Chaffee 1902 - ?
- Alice Ellen Chaffee 1904 - ?
- John "Hyde" Chaffee 1869 - ?
- Oliva Lorena Chaffee 1893 - ?
- Eva Catarina Solari Chaffee 1878 - ?
Famous People named Chaffee
Roger Bruce Chaffee, Nancy Ann Chaffee, Suzy Chaffee, Herbert Chaffee (went down with the Titanic), Adna Romanza Chaffee, Jerome Bunty Chaffee, there are more. Go to this link: