Chapin Family History

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Chapin Name Meaning

French and Spanish: from a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman’s) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.

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


Similar surnames: Chopin, Chain, Chaplin, Coppin, Cain, Chapel, Capan, Chapa, Clarin

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Chapin Family Origin

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Chapin Family Occupations

What did your Chapin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chapin family was Labourer. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chapin. The most common Chapin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Chapin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Cabinet Maker

    18%
  • Farmer Son

    11%
  • Labourer

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chapin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chapin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chapin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chapin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chapin. For the veterans among your Chapin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapin Life Expectancy

What is the average Chapin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chapin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chapin in 1944 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chapin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chapin 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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