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Cappa Name Meaning

Italian (southern): from cappa ‘(hooded) cloak cape’ (from Late Latin cappa) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of capes or possibly as a nickname for a habitual wearer of a distinctive cape.

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

Similar surnames: Coppa, Capra, Capp, Zappa, Cap, Capps, Rappa, Happe, Capua, Canepa

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Where is the Cappa family from?

You can see how Cappa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cappa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Cappa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Cappa families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Cappa's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cappa families in 1880.
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What did your Cappa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cappa. 24% of Cappa men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Cappa women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cappa were Shipping Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cappa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cappa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cappa. 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 578 military records available for the last name Cappa. For the veterans among your Cappa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cappa lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Cappa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cappa in 1959 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

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