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Chapin Family History

Chapin Name Meaning
French and Spanish: from a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman’s) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.

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

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Name Distribution of Chapin Families

  • Number of Chapin families
     145 - 287
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chapin families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Chapin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chapin Family Origin

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Chapin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chapin

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Chapin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chapin census records

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Chapin Civil War Service Records

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