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Chappell Family History

Chappell Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood’, ‘cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel’, ‘sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of St. Martin was preserved as a relic.Americanized spelling of French Chappelle.

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

1,123,112 Historical Documents with Chappell on Ancestry.com
255,847 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,011 Military Records
12,810 Immigration Records
173,002 Census and Voter Lists
653,442 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chappell Families

  • Number of Chappell families
     90 - 178
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chappell families
     543 - 1,084
     182 - 542
     1 - 181
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chappell families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chappell Family Origin

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Chappell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Chappell

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Chappell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Chappell Civil War Service Records

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