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Caplin Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaplin . Americanized form of Swiss German Kaeppelin a diminutive of Kappel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Chaplin, Carlin, Camplin, Caplan, Maslin, Coplin, Collin, Taplin

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Where is the Caplin family from?

You can see how Caplin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caplin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caplin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Caplin families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Caplin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Caplin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caplin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caplin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Caplin. 25% of Caplin men worked as a Salesman and 35% of Caplin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caplin were Merchant and Manager. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Tailor
    9%
  • Merchant
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    35%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Caplin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Caplin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Caplin in 1953 was 55, and 50 in 2004.

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