Cappell Family History

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Cappell Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Chappell.

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

Similar surnames: Cappel, Capell, Capel, Carvell, Chappel, Chapell, Capwell, Cattell

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Cappell Family Origin

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Cappell Family Occupations

What did your Cappell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Hand, Butcher and Cigar Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cappell. The most common Cappell occupation in the USA was Farm Hand. 12% of Cappell's were Farm Hands. A less common occupation for the Cappell family was Dealer In Shoes.

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  • Farm Hand

  • Butcher

  • Cigar Manufacturer

  • Dealer In Shoes


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

Cappell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cappell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cappell 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 473 immigration records available for the last name Cappell. 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 589 military records available for the last name Cappell. For the veterans among your Cappell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cappell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cappell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Cappell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cappell in 1961 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cappell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cappell 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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