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Chapa Family History

Chapa Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: from chapa meaning amongst other things ‘metal sheet’, ‘tin’ and hence a metonymic occupational name for a metalworker.

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

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1,366 Military Records
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9,441 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Chapa Families

  • Number of Chapa families
     124 - 245
     42 - 123
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chapa families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chapa last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chapa census records

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Chapa Family Origin

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Chapa Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Chapa families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Chapa

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Chapa Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chapa census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Chapa ancestors, such as occupation.

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Chapa Civil War Service Records

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