Capers Family History

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Capers Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cope or cape maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English cape. Dutch: from an agent derivative of kap ‘hood’, ‘cap’, hence an occupational name for a maker of such head gear, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a hood.

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

Similar surnames: Capper, Capell, Rakers, Cater, Capra, Capek, Paper, Papes, Cales

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Capers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Capers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Capers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Mali


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Capers Family Origin

Where is the Capers family from?

Capers Family Occupations

What did your Capers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capers. The most common Capers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Capers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Capers family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Capers Historical Records

What Capers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Capers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capers 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Capers. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Capers. For the veterans among your Capers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capers Life Expectancy

What is the average Capers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Capers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Capers in 1941 was 43, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capers 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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