Capen Family History

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Capen Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Copen, Cale, Copes, Caven, Campen, Cap, Raper, Papen, Rape, Haden

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Capen Family Origin

Where is the Capen family from?

Capen Family Occupations

What did your Capen ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Teacher

    3%

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

Capen Historical Records

What Capen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Capen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Capen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Capen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Capen. For the veterans among your Capen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capen Life Expectancy

What is the average Capen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capen 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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