When Ezra James Chaffee was born on 16 November 1836, in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Luther Chaffee, was 24 and his mother, Ursula Selenda Janes, was 19. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Marcella Yaw Whitney. He died on 15 April 1920, in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States.
English (of Norman origin): descriptive nickname from a derivative of Old French chauf ‘bald’ (from Latin calvus). Compare Cave .