Capan Family History

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Capan Name Meaning

Perhaps from French Capin, a nickname for someone with a small head (see Cap).

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

Similar surnames: Caban, Cap, Lapan, Capon, Chapin, Pan, Malan, Capano, Cavan, Lapa

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Capan Family Origin

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Capan Family Occupations

What did your Capan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Genl. Agent and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capan. The most common Capan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Capan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Capan family was Librarian Pub. Lib..

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  • Farmer

  • Genl. Agent

  • Keeps House

  • Librarian Pub. Lib.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Capan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Capan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Capan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 564 immigration records available for the last name Capan. 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 Card

There are 342 military records available for the last name Capan. For the veterans among your Capan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capan Life Expectancy

What is the average Capan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Capan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Capan in 1954 was 59, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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