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Capes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Capp.

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


Similar surnames: Cates, Capps, Cape, Capel, Capers, Caples, Cap, Jakes, Eales, Papes

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Capes Family Origin

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Capes Family Occupations

What did your Capes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Capes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Capes's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capes. A less common occupation for the Capes family was Bookeeper.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farming

    19%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Bookeeper

    4%

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

Capes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Capes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capes 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 Capes

Passenger List

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

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Capes Life Expectancy

What is the average Capes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Capes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Capes in 1950 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capes 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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