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Chaput Family History

Chaput Name Meaning

French:: variant of Chapu a nickname for a habitual wearer of a distinctive cloak or hat from a derivative of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak cape hood’ or ‘hat’ (from Late Latin capa). possibly also a variant of Chapuis ‘carpenter joiner’. Compare Shappee Shappy Shepard and Sheperd .

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


Similar surnames: Chapel, Haut, Cap, Chant, Chapp, Chapin, Happe, Charest, Clapp, Hau

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Where is the Chaput family from?

You can see how Chaput families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chaput family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Chaput families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,027 Chaput families living in Quebec. This was about 90% of all the recorded Chaput's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Chaput families in 1911.
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What did your Chaput ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Journalier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Chaput. 25% of Chaput men worked as a Cultivateur and 13% of Chaput women worked as a Journalier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chaput were Revenue and Institutrice. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
    25%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Journalier
    11%
  • Revenue
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
    13%
  • Couturire
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Institutrice
    10%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Chaput. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chaput 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chaput. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chaput. For the veterans among your Chaput ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chaput lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Chaput life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chaput in 1943 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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