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Caple Family History

Caple Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Gloucestershire): variant of Capell . Americanized form of German Kappel or Dutch Capel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cale, Capley, Kaple, Cadle, Carle, Cable, Yaple, Caples, Cap, Able

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Where is the Caple family from?

You can see how Caple families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caple family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caple families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Caple families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Caple's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Caple families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caple surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caple ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caple. 24% of Caple men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Caple women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caple were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Caple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caple census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Caple. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Caple. For the veterans among your Caple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caple lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Caple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Caple in 1953 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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