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From Old French chauf (bald), perhaps through Norman.

Proper noun


Chaffee (countable and uncountable, plural Chaffees)

  1. A surname from Old French.
  2. A city in Scott County, Missouri, United States.
  3. An unincorporated community in Cass County, North Dakota, United States.
  4. An unincorporated community in Benton County, Washington, United States.
  5. A ghost town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Chaffee is the 5729th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 6053 individuals. Chaffee is most common among White (93.62%) individuals.

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