Capen Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Köppen, a variant of Kopp.

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

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Capen Family Origin

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Capen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Teacher

    3%

In 1880, the most common Capen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Capen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capen. A less common occupation for the Capen family was Teacher.

Source: Census data for Capen | Data not to scale

Capen Historical Records

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Capen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Capen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Capen in 1944 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capen

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