Capener Family History

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Capener Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Capenor in Surrey, possibly named from an unattested Old English word cape ‘look-out place’ (genitive capan) + ora ‘hill slope’, ‘flat-topped hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Canner, Cravener, Capper, Capece, Cavener, Carner, Carpenter, Ravenel

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Capener Family Origin

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Capener Family Occupations

What did your Capener ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Capener family was Livery Stable. The most common Capener occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Capener's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capener.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Livery Stable


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

Capener Historical Records

What Capener family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 438 immigration records available for the last name Capener. 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 307 military records available for the last name Capener. For the veterans among your Capener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capener Life Expectancy

What is the average Capener lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Capener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Capener in 1958 was 53, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capener

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capener 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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