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Chapman Family History

Chapman Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English ceapmann, a compound of ceap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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1,835,763 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
159,630 Military Records
116,109 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Chapman Families

  • Number of Chapman families
     721 - 1,439
     241 - 720
     1 - 240
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chapman families
     3,758 - 7,513
     1,253 - 3,757
     1 - 1,252
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chapman families
     289 - 575
     97 - 288
     1 - 96
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chapman census records

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Chapman Family Origin

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Chapman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chapman

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Chapman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chapman census records

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Chapman Civil War Service Records

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