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Capel Family History

Capel Name Meaning
French (Normandy and Picardy): from a dialect variant of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak’, ‘cape’, ‘hat’ (see Cape 2).probably a Castilianized form of Catalan Capell.Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch capeel ‘hood’, ‘headgear’.English: variant of Chappell ‘chapel’, from a Norman form with hard c-, applied as a topographic or occupational name, or as a habitational name for someone from any of several minor places named with this word, such as Capel in Surrey, Capel le Ferne in Kent, or Capel St. Andrew and Capel St. Mary in Suffolk.

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

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29,542 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,969 Military Records
2,007 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Capel Families

  • Number of Capel families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Capel families
     126 - 249
     43 - 125
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Capel families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Capel Family Origin

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Capel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Capel

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Capel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Capel census records

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Capel Civil War Service Records

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