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Capella Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, and Italian: from capella ‘chapel’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. Italian: habitational name from any of several places called Cappella or Capella.

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

Similar surnames: Capelle, Cappella, Capel, Capell, Abella, Vanella, Pella, Patella

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Where is the Capella family from?

You can see how Capella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Capella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Capella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Capella families living in Florida Territory. This was about 67% of all the recorded Capella's in the USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Capella families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Capella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Capella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Capella. 29% of Capella men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Capella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capella were Salesman and Cleaner.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Cleaner
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What Capella family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Capella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capella 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 Capella. 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 713 military records available for the last name Capella. For the veterans among your Capella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Capella lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Capella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Capella in 1954 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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