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Chapel Family History

Chapel Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Chappell.French: from a diminutive of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak’, ‘cape’, ‘hood’, or ‘hat’ (from Late Latin cappa, capa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cloaks or hats, or a nickname for a habitual wearer of a distinctive cloak or hat.

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

272,395 Historical Documents with Chapel on Ancestry.com
160,521 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,176 Military Records
1,096 Immigration Records
26,682 Census and Voter Lists
74,920 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chapel Families

  • Number of Chapel families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chapel families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chapel families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chapel census records

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Chapel Family Origin

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Chapel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chapel

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Chapel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chapel census records

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Chapel Civil War Service Records

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