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The CHAFFER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 298 62775 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 203 19129 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +95 -43646 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 144 10285 0.001 9
United Kingdom 307 12539 0.001 7
Top States for CHAFFER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 46 24769 0.000 5
New York 42 38748 0.000 2
Illinois 34 34426 0.000 3
California 26 71172 0.000 1
Georgia 23 19183 0.000 3
Top States for CHAFFER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 46 24769 0.000 5
Nevada 8 27008 0.000 4
Montana 3 29707 0.000 3
Georgia 23 19183 0.000 3
Illinois 34 34426 0.000 3

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CHAFFER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CHAFFER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CHAFFER in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CHAFFER by picking someone at random in Michigan than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CHAFFER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CHAFFER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the CHAFFER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CHAFFER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 225 75.5
Black/African American 57 19.13
White (Hispanic) 7 2.35
Mixed Race 6 2.01
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CHAFFER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CHAFFER in historical publications

CHAFFER. See Chaffers.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to CHAFFER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHAFFER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CHAFFER

The following words are slight variants of CHAFFER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.