Capel Name Meaning

French (Normandy and Picardy): from a dialect variant of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak’, ‘cape’, ‘hat’ (see Cape 2). probably a Castilianized form of Catalan Capell. Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch capeel ‘hood’, ‘headgear’. English: variant of Chappell ‘chapel’, from a Norman form with hard c-, applied as a topographic or occupational name, or as a habitational name for someone from any of several minor places named with this word, such as Capel in Surrey, Capel le Ferne in Kent, or Capel St. Andrew and Capel St. Mary in Suffolk.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cape, Chapel, Capell, Camel, Hamel, Apel, Carel, Gabel, Havel, Cap

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Capel Family Origin

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Capel Family Occupations

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  • Merchant

    29%
  • Trader

    29%
  • Contractor

    14%
  • Machinist

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Capel family was Machinist. Merchant, Trader and Contractor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capel. The most common Capel occupation in Canada was Merchant. 29% of Capel's were Merchants.

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Capel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Capel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Capel in 1954 was 45, and 53 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capel

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