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Caplette Family History

Caplette Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Caplet: derivative of capel a regional form of chapeau ‘hat’ probably used as a nickname for a maker or seller of hats. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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


Similar surnames: Colette, Caouette, Barrette, Chelette, Capelle, Marlett, Bassette

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Where is the Caplette family from?

You can see how Caplette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caplette family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Caplette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 20 Caplette families living in Massachusetts. This was about 83% of all the recorded Caplette's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Caplette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caplette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caplette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caplette. 32% of Caplette men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Caplette women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caplette were Weaver and Warper Tender. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Weaver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Spinner
    34%
  • Weaver
    34%
  • Warper Tender
    34%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 258 immigration records available for the last name Caplette. 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 Cards

There are 429 military records available for the last name Caplette. For the veterans among your Caplette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caplette lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Caplette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Caplette in 1963 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

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