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Capp Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cappe ‘cap hat’ (Old English cæppe) hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of caps and hats or a nickname for someone who wore distinctive headgear. Compare Capper . Americanized form of German Kapp . Breton (Finistère) and French: variant of Cap .

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

Similar surnames: Cape, Cap, Carp, Kapp, Napp, Clapp, Copp, Gapp, Sapp, Lapp

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Where is the Capp family from?

You can see how Capp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Capp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Capp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 64 Capp families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Capp's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Capp families in 1911.
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What did your Capp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Capp. 37% of Capp men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Capp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capp were Laborer and Servant. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Manager
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Capp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capp 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Capp. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Capp. For the veterans among your Capp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Capp lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Capp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Capp in 1952 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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