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Newfoundland's South Coast - CHAFFEY



This page is for listings of the surname CHAFFEY, and people with research interest.

Bill Crant

Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

CHAFFEY, a surname of England, ? not re-corded elsewhere, ? a variant of CHAFE, or ? from the English place name Chaffhay Farm (Devon), containing the Old English elements cealf - calf and (ge)haeg - (? worker at the) calves' enclosure. (Gover).

In Newfoundland:

Early instances: Thomas, of Bonavista, 1803 (DPHW 70); James Cheaffy, of Greenspond, 1838 (DPHW 76); John Chaffey, of Change Islands, 1843 (DPHW 83); Thomas Chaffy, of Amherst Cove (Bonavista B.), 1871 (Lovell); Joseph Chaffey, of Crabbe's Brook, 1871 (Lovell); James, of Shambler's Cove, 1871 (Lovell); Joseph Chaffy, farmer of Codroy, 1877 (Lovell).

Modern status: Scattered, especially in the St. George's and Bonavista South districts.

Early Instances:



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