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

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Cabinet Maker

    18%
  • Farmer Son

    11%
  • Labourer

    11%

In 1881, the most common Chapin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Chapin's were Farmers. 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.

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Chapin Historical Records

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Chapin Life Expectancy

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