When George Riley Chaffin was born on 30 October 1864, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Darwin Epaphroditus Chaffin, was 22 and his mother, Victoria Elizabeth Wilson, was 19. He married Rose Mary Walker about 1884, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 29 September 1944, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.
English (Dorset and Somerset, of Norman origin): nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French chauf ‘bald(-headed)’ (from Latin calvus).
History: All present-day English bearers of the name Chaffin are descended from John Chaffin (died 1658), a blacksmith of Bruton, Somerset.
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