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Capell Family History

Capell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Capel. Catalan: from capell ‘hat’, ‘hood’, as a nickname for someone who habitually wore a hat or hood, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made hats or hoods.

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


Similar surnames: Capel, Capelle, Capella, Cabell, Call, Capwell, Chapell, Chappell

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Where is the Capell family from?

You can see how Capell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Capell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Capell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Capell families living in Massachusetts. This was about 19% of all the recorded Capell's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Capell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Capell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Capell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Capell. 22% of Capell men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Capell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capell were Salesman and Spinner. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Spinner
    10%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Capell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Capell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Capell. For the veterans among your Capell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Capell lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Capell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Capell in 1954 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

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