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Caporale Family History

Caporale Name Meaning

Italian and Sicilian: from caporale ‘corporal’, also, in Sicily, ‘foreman of a gang of harvesters’.

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


Similar surnames: Camporeale, Kapral, Mayoral, Zappala, Caporaso, Caprara, Capraro

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Where is the Caporale family from?

You can see how Caporale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caporale family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Caporale families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Caporale families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Caporale's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Caporale families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caporale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caporale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caporale. 28% of Caporale men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Caporale women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caporale were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    28%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Caporale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caporale 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 Caporale. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Caporale. For the veterans among your Caporale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caporale lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Caporale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Caporale in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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