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Chaplin Family History

Chaplin Name Meaning
English and French: occupational name for a clergyman, or perhaps for the servant of one, from Middle English, Old French chapelain ‘chantry priest’, a priest endowed to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead (Late Latin capellanus).Ukrainian and Belorussian: patronymic from the nickname Chaplya, from the dialect word chaplya ‘heron’, ‘stork’ (Russian tsaplya), referring to a man with long, thin legs or perhaps one who was shy and easily frightened.

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

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Name Distribution of Chaplin Families

  • Number of Chaplin families
     54 - 106
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chaplin families
     431 - 859
     144 - 430
     1 - 143
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chaplin families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chaplin Family Origin

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Chaplin Immigration Information

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Chaplin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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