Cappel Family History

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Cappel Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Chappell. Variant of German Kappel.

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

Similar surnames: Capel, Cappell, Appel, Chappel, Campen, Cassel, Happel, Capper

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Cappel Family Origin

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Cappel Family Occupations

What did your Cappel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cappel family was Grocer. The most common Cappel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Cappel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cappel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Grocer


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

Cappel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cappel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cappel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cappel. 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 Cappel. For the veterans among your Cappel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cappel Life Expectancy

What is the average Cappel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Cappel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cappel in 1958 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cappel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cappel 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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