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Chapin Name Meaning

French and Spanish: from Old French eschapin Spanish chapín ‘type of overshoe made of cork’ applied as a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them. English: variant of Chopin more commonly surviving in England as Chopping and Chappin.

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


Similar surnames: Chopin, Chain, Chaplin, Coppin, Cain, Chapel, Capan, Chapa, Clarin

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Where is the Chapin family from?

You can see how Chapin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chapin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chapin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 230 Chapin families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Chapin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Chapin families in 1840.
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What did your Chapin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chapin. 14% of Chapin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Chapin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chapin were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Chapin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Chapin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Chapin. For the veterans among your Chapin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chapin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chapin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chapin in 1944 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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