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Capelle Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Cambridgeshire): altered form of Capell . French: topographic name for someone living by a chapel from a regional variant of chapelle ‘chapel’ (compare Chapelle ) or a habitational name from any of several places named (La) Capelle. This surname is also found in Belgium (mainly Wallonia). Dutch (also Van Capelle) and Flemish: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Capelle or Kapelle from Middle Dutch capelle ‘chapel’.

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


Similar surnames: Capella, Capel, Capell, Chapelle, Cappella, Lavelle, Pelle, Chappelle

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Where is the Capelle family from?

You can see how Capelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Capelle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Capelle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Capelle family living in Delaware. This was 100% of all the recorded Capelle's in USA. Delaware had the highest population of Capelle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Capelle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Capelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Capelle. 19% of Capelle men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Capelle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capelle were Machinist and New Worker. .

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Capelle lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Capelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Capelle in 1962 was 80, and 83 in 2004.

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