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Chappell Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’ via Old French from Late Latin capella originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood cloak’ but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel sanctuary’ with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of Saint Martin was preserved as a relic.

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

Similar surnames: Schappell, Chapel, Chappelle, Channell, Kappel, Chapelle, Capelle

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Where is the Chappell family from?

You can see how Chappell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chappell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chappell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 116 Chappell families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Chappell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chappell families in 1911.
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What did your Chappell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chappell. 40% of Chappell men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Chappell women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chappell were Machinist and Cook. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • School Teacher
  • Domestic
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Chappell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chappell 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Chappell. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Chappell. For the veterans among your Chappell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chappell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Chappell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chappell in 1942 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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