Chapel Family History

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Chapel Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chappell. French: from a diminutive of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak’, ‘cape’, ‘hood’, or ‘hat’ (from Late Latin cappa, capa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cloaks or hats, or a nickname for a habitual wearer of a distinctive cloak or hat.

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


Similar surnames: Capel, Chappell, Carel, Capell, Hamel, Chase, Chaput, Chapell

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Chapel Family Origin

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Chapel Family Occupations

What did your Chapel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cultivateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Chapel. 16% of Chapel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Chapel women worked as a Cultivateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chapel were Batcker and School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Agent
    8%
  • Batcker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    20%
  • Marchande
    20%
  • Nurse
    20%
  • School Teacher
    20%

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

Chapel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Chapel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chapel. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Chapel. For the veterans among your Chapel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapel Life Expectancy

What is the average Chapel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Chapel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chapel in 1947 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chapel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chapel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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