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woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)In the 192.com 2003 UK Electoral Roll the following is the breakdown of the Chaffe surname (plus variations) by Shire.

Table 9. Surname Distribution by UK Shire 
 plus variations (2003 Electoral Roll)
UK Shire Chaffey Chaffe Chaffin Chafe Chafey Chaffee Chafee Total Percent
Dorset 82 5 2 2       91 16%
Hampshire 28 8 9 5   1   51 9%
Cornwall 2 33 17          52 9%
Surrey 12 29 2   1     44 8%
Kent 23 14 6         43 7%
Somerset 29 3 9         41 7%
London 12 12 13 2   2   41 7%
Devon 12 24           36 6%
Essex 19 13 4         36 6%
Hertfordshire 29 1           30 5%
Cheshire 1 12   9   1   23 4%
Middlesex 5 18           23 4%
Worcestershire 5 10           15 3%
East Sussex 13 1     1     15 3%
West Sussex 6 2           8 1%
Derbyshire 6     1       7 1%
Norfolk 2 5           7 1%
Suffolk 7             7 1%
Berkshire 2 3           5 1%
Lancashire 5   2         5 1%
Wiltshire 4 1           5 1%
Other 19 17 0 1 16  0 0 53 9%
Total 323 211 64 20 18  4 0 576  
Percent 56% 37% 11% 3% 3% 1% 0% 100% 100%
2003 Roll Update (March 2005)  Chaffin added Nov 2005
Total 484 311   57 18 1 0 871   
Percent 56% 36%   7% 2% 0% 0% 100% 100%

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)In the UK Phonebook for 2005 the following is the breakdown of the Chaffe surname (plus variations).

Table 9a. Surname Distribution
 Telephone Directory Search (2005)

Phone Area

Chaffey Chaffe Chafe Total Percent
Cornwall 1 20 0 21 3%
Plymouth 1 20 0 21 3%
Torquay 6 30 0 36 5%
Exeter 22 33 0 55 8%
Taunton 27 6 0 33 5%
Gloucester 21 6 0 27 4%
Coventry 1 1 1 3 0%
Bristol 11 3 0 14 2%
Bath 27 6 0 33 5%
Dorchester 50 16 1 67 10%
Southampton 9 1 12 22 3%
Swindon 33 8 12 53 8%
Bournemouth 29 3 1 33 5%
Salisbury 54 7 13 74 11%
London 38 18 0 56 8%
Reading 12 6 0 18 3%
Guildford 19 9 1 29 4%
Oxford 13 4 0 17 3%
Hemel, Hempstead 15 4 0 19 3%
Redhill 11 7 0 18 3%
Brighton 9 0 1 10 1%
Dover, Tonbridge 11 0 0 11 2%
Medway 10 0 0 10 1%
Total 430 208 42 680 100%
Percent 63% 31% 6% 100%  

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)In the Infospace Telephone directory for 2005 the following is the breakdown of the Chaffe surname (plus variations).

Table 9b. Surname Distribution
 Telephone Directory Search (2005)
  Chaffey Chaffe Chaffin Chafe Chaff Chafy Chafey Chaffee Chaffy Chafin Chafee Total
Total 144 80 31 22 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 280
Percent 51% 29% 11% 8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)In the UK, the following are the most popular surnames starting with "Chaf":

Surname Rank  # of People
Chaffin 2,564 2,600
Chafin  4,699 1,300

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)From the US Census Bureau, the following are the most popular surnames from the starting with "Chaf".  It ranks all major US family surname from the 1990 US census out of 88,799 surnames.  Chaffin is 0.004% of all the US surnames.  The most popular surnames are Smith, Johnson, Williams and Jones.  Other US Surnames  with the letters "chaf" include: Schafer, Schaffer, Schaffner, Schaff, Schaffhauser, Schaffert, Mchaffie, Chafetz, Chaffer, Schaf, Schaffter, Schaffeld, Schaffel, Schafersman, Herschaft. The 1990 US Population was 248,709,873

Table 10. US Chaffee Surname
Population (1990 Census - 
Surname % of Pop Rank  # of People
Chaffin 0.004 3,286 9,948
Chafin 0.004 5,506 4,974
Chaffee 0.002 6,928 4,974
Chaffins 0.001 10,795 2,487
Chafins 0 34,078  
Chaffey  0 58,041  
Chafe  0 86,879  
Chafee 0 not ranked not ranked

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)In the Continental US, from an Internet telephone directory listings, the Chaffee surname is by far the most prevalent (84%). The states with the highest percentages are Vermont, followed by New Hampshire and then Rhode Island. Combined for all the surnames, the state with the highest percentages are Vermont followed by Rhode Island and then Maine. Barrington, Rhode Island, the final homestead of Thomas Chaffee has 20% of the R.I. Chaffee listings, with Providence at 18% and Warwick (to the southwest) at 27%.   There are also 

Table 11. Surname Distribution by US State - plus variations (Dec 2003)
State Chaffee Chafee Chaffey Chafe Chaffe Chafey Population % Chaffee
Vermont 138 5 1 3 1 0 608,827 0.023%
New Hampshire 58 1 0 7 1 0 1,235,786 0.005%
Rhode Island 45 24 0 0 1 0 1,048,319 0.004%
Montana 38 0 6 0 0 0 902,195 0.004%
Massachusetts 238 6 0 45 8 5 6,349,097 0.004%
Maine 47 11 12 2 0 0 1,274,923 0.004%
Kansas 95 1 0 0 0 0 2,688,418 0.004%
Minnesota 165 10 3 0 6 0 4,919,479 0.003%
North Dakota 21 0 0 0 0 0 642,200 0.003%
Michigan 321 1 0 2 2 0 9,938,444 0.003%
Idaho 35 0 3 0 2 0 1,293,953 0.003%
Colorado 110 9 4 7 1 1 4,301,261 0.003%
Washington 119 9 18 16 8 0 5,894,121 0.002%
Connecticut 68 7 1 0 0 0 3,405,565 0.002%
Oregon 67 0 14 1 0 0 3,421,399 0.002%
New York 341 26 2 4 3 1 18,976,457 0.002%
Wisconsin 95 0 14 2 0 0 5,363,675 0.002%
South Dakota 13 0 0 0 0 0 754,844 0.002%
Indiana 96 4 1 0 4 14 6,080,485 0.002%
Arizona 80 0 5 2 0 0 5,130,632 0.002%
Missouri 82 0 3 0 0 0 5,595,211 0.001%
Ohio 164 5 0 16 5 0 11,353,140 0.001%
Nevada 27 2 7 0 0 0 1,998,257 0.001%
Pennsylvania 164 4 9 0 4 4 12,281,054 0.001%
New Mexico 24 0 1 0 2 0 1,819,046 0.001%
Florida 204 7 6 10 12 10 15,982,378 0.001%
Alaska 7 2 0 0 2 0 626,932 0.001%
Wyoming 5 11 1 0 0 0 493,782 0.001%
Nebraska 17 0 0 0 0 0 1,711,263 0.001%
Oklahoma 34 0 5 0 0 0 3,450,654 0.001%
California 323 18 49 34 10 23 33,871,648 0.001%
Utah 21 2 2 0 1 0 2,233,169 0.001%
North Carolina 64 7 4 2 0 2 8,049,313 0.001%
Mississippi 22 2 0 0 3 0 2,844,658 0.001%
Arkansas 17 1 5 0 1 0 2,673,400 0.001%
Illinois 73 7 0 0 0 1 12,419,293 0.001%
Iowa 17 1 2 1 3 0 2,926,324 0.001%
Virginia 41 13 0 2 5 2 7,078,515 0.001%
Maryland 29 3 3 2 2 6 5,296,486 0.001%
Texas 112 3 6 5 13 0 20,851,820 0.001%
District Of Columbia 3 1 1 0 0 0 572,059 0.001%
Tennessee 28 3 3 0 0 6 5,689,283 0.000%
Georgia 36 4 1 0 0 0 8,186,453 0.000%
Delaware 3 0 0 0 0 0 783,600 0.000%
South Carolina 14 1 4 0 1 1 4,012,012 0.000%
Kentucky 14 4 0 2 0 0 4,041,769 0.000%
New Jersey 26 0 2 9 1 13 8,414,350 0.000%
West Virginia 5 0 0 0 0 0 1,808,344 0.000%
Alabama 12 1 0 0 1 0 4,447,100 0.000%
Louisiana 9 0 0 2 2 0 4,468,976 0.000%
Total 3787 216 198 176 105 89 280,210,369 0.001%
Percent 82% 5% 4% 4% 2% 2% 4571  

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)The following statistics are based on telephone numbers registered on internet directory services and do not include other variations in the Chafe name.  The Year indicates the earliest recorded arrival of the Chafe surname in the country, state or province from the Internet Genealogy Service.   

Table 12. Chafe Surnames Worldwide - "exact spelling" (Dec 2003)
Location Listings % Year   Location Listings % Year
Newfoundland 305 43% 1700   Massachusetts 45 6% 1763
Ontario 106 15%   California 34 5%  
Nova Scotia 29 4%    Washington 16 2% 1850
Alberta 27 4%   Ohio 16 2%  
British Columbia 20 3%   Florida 10 1%  
Manitoba 5 1%   New Jersey 9 1%  
Quebec 4 1%   New Hampshire 7 1%  
Saskatchewan 2 0%   Colorado 7 1%  
New Brunswick 2 0%   Texas 5 1%  
Canada Total 500 71%   New York 4 1% 1787
   Vermont 3 1% 1788
Maine 2 0%  
UK 71 3%   Maryland 2 0%  
Australia 5 1% 1890 North Carolina 2 0%   
New Zealand 1 0%   Arizona 2 1%  
Barbados     1860 Michigan 2 0%   
South Africa 0     Other 10    
  US Total 176 25%   
Worldwide Total 702 100%    

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)From the Canada 411 Telephone Directory the following is the breakdown of Chafe surname (exact spelling) by city.

Table 13. Chafe Surname Distribution by
CDN City (Dec 2003)
City Province Chafe Percent
St John's Newfoundland 141 29%
Petty Harbour Newfoundland 44 9%
Goulds Newfoundland 17 3%
Mount Pearl Newfoundland 16 3%
Maddox Cove Newfoundland 15 3%
Calgary Alberta 11 2%
Scarborough Ontario 9 2%
Toronto Ontario 8 2%
Long Pond Newfoundland 7 1%
Paradise Newfoundland 7 1%
Dartmouth Nova Scotia 6 1%
Edmonton Alberta 6 1%
Harbour Grace Newfoundland 6 1%
Sarnia Ontario 6 1%
Ajax Ontario 5 1%
Other   185 38%
Total   489 100%

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)From the Canada 411 Telephone Directory the following is the breakdown of the Chafe surname (plus variations) by province.

Table 14. Surname Distribution by Canadian Province - plus variations (Dec 2003)
Province Chaffee Chafee Chaffey Chafey Chafe Chaffe Chaif Chaffin Chafin Chafy Total Percent 2001 Census % of Pop
Newfoundland     60   305            365 48% 512,930 0.071%
Nova Scotia     22   29           51 7% 908,007 0.006%
Ontario 5 11 47 2 106 28 10     1 200 26% 11,410,146 0.002%
Alberta 18   16   27 1   7     69 9% 2,974,807 0.002%
British Columbia 10   5   20 2 5 2 1   40 5% 3,907,738 0.001%
Manitoba 1       5            6 1% 1,119,583 0.001%
New Brunswick     5   2           7 1% 729,498 0.001%
Quebec 4   6   4   13       14 2% 7,237,479 0.000%
Saskatchewan     1   2           3 0% 978,933 0.000%
Total 38 11 162 2 500 31 28  9 1 1 755 100% 29,779,121 0.003%
  5% 1% 21% 0% 66% 4%   1% 0% 0% 100%      

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)From the White Pages Australia telephone directory, the following is the breakdown of the Chaffey surname (plus variations) by State.

Table 15. Surname Distribution by Australian State - plus variations (Dec 2003)
State Chaffee Chafee Chaffey Chafe Chaffe Total Percent
Capital      8     8 6%
New South Wales     33 1 4 38 27%
Northern Territory     4 1   5 4%
Queensland     20 1 1 22 15%
South Australia     8     8 6%
Tasmania     22     22 15%
Victoria 1   29 1 1 31 22%
Western Australia     6 1 1 8 6%
Total 1  0 130 5 7 142 100%
Percent 1% 0% 92% 4% 5% 1  

woodbullet.gif (174 bytes)Based on internet telephone directory listings, the worldwide distribution of the Chafe family surname is as follows.  Note: this does not represent the number of individuals with these surnames as there are more family members than listings.

Table 16. Worldwide Chaffee/Chaffey/Chafe/Chaffe/Chafee/Chafey 
Surname Distribution (Apr 2004)
Country Chaffee Chaffey Chafe Chaffe Chafee Chafey Total Percent
United States 3787 198 176 105 216 89 4571 72%
England 1 484 57 311 0 18 871 14%
Canada 38 162 500 31 11 2 744 12%
Australia 1 130 5 7 0 0 143 2%
New Zealand 0 45 2 5 0 0 52 1%
South Africa 0 3 0 3 0 0 6 0%
Total 3827 1022 720 462 227 109 6387 100%
Percent 60% 16% 11% 7% 4% 2% 100%  
Country Surname Number Percent
United States Chaffee 3787 59%
Canada Chafe 500 8%
England Chaffey 484 8%
England Chaffe 311 5%
United States Chafee 216 3%
United States Chaffey 198 3%
United States Chafe 176 3%
Canada Chaffey 162 3%
Australia Chaffey 130 2%
United States Chaffe 105 2%
All Others   318 5%
Total   6387 100%

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