Schappell Family History

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Schappell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of South German Schappel, an occupational name for a maker of headdresses, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schapel ‘headdress’ (from Old French chapel ‘wreath of leaves or flowers’; compare modern French chapeau ‘hat’).

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


Similar surnames: Chappell, Chapel, Schipper, Schopper, Schabel, Schaufele, Schuppe

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Schappell Family Origin

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Schappell Family Occupations

What did your Schappell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schappell. 21% of Schappell men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Schappell women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schappell were Carpenter and Flat Lock

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Book Seller
    6%
  • Examiner
    6%
  • Flat Lock
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schappell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schappell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schappell 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 57 immigration records available for the last name Schappell. 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 479 military records available for the last name Schappell. For the veterans among your Schappell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schappell Life Expectancy

What is the average Schappell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Schappell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Schappell in 1945 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schappell

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