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Chaplain Family History

Chaplain Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaplin

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

Similar surnames: Caplan, Caplin, Chaplin, Chalfin, Chattin, Chafin, Harlin, Aplin

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Where is the Chaplain family from?

You can see how Chaplain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chaplain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chaplain families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Chaplain families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Chaplain's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chaplain families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chaplain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chaplain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chaplain. 24% of Chaplain men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Chaplain women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chaplain were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Chaplain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaplain 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 995 immigration records available for the last name Chaplain. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Chaplain. For the veterans among your Chaplain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chaplain lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Chaplain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Chaplain in 1959 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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