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Capra Name Meaning

Italian: from capra ‘nanny goat’ (from Latin capra) hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat in some way a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area where goats grazed.

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

Similar surnames: Cappa, Cap, Carra, Coppa, Capraro, Capri, Cara, Cabral, Caira, Camara

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Where is the Capra family from?

You can see how Capra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Capra family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Capra families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Capra family living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Capra's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Capra families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Capra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Capra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Capra. 15% of Capra men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Capra women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Capra were Waiter and Packer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Capra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capra 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Capra. 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 Capra. For the veterans among your Capra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Capra lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Capra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Capra in 1955 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

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