Chappelle Family History

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Chappelle Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or church (see Lachapelle, Chappell.).

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

Similar surnames: Chappell, Chapelle, Capelle, Cappella, Capella, Channell, Schappell

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Chappelle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chappelle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chappelle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Chappelle Family Origin

Where is the Chappelle family from?

Chappelle Family Occupations

What did your Chappelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chappelle family was Carpenter. *R.R. Accountiant and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chappelle. The most common Chappelle occupation in Canada was *R.R. Accountiant. 33% of Chappelle's were *R.R. Accountiants.

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  • *R.R. Accountiant

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Chappelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Chappelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chappelle 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 968 immigration records available for the last name Chappelle. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chappelle. For the veterans among your Chappelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chappelle Life Expectancy

What is the average Chappelle lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Chappelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Chappelle in 1950 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chappelle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chappelle 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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