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Caprara Family History

Caprara Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Sicily named Caprara, from Latin capraria ‘goat pasture’, ‘enclosure or shelter for goats’. from a feminine form of Capraro.

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


Similar surnames: Carrara, Cabrera, Carrera, Capraro, Capra, Cassaro, Laprade, Labrada

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Where is the Caprara family from?

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

What did your Caprara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Caprara. 28% of Caprara men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Caprara women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caprara were Mechanic and Housewife.

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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
    28%
  • Unemployed
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Mechanic
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Flower Maker
    25%
  • Making Power Puffer
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

There are 749 census records available for the last name Caprara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caprara 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Caprara. 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 198 military records available for the last name Caprara. For the veterans among your Caprara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caprara lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Caprara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Caprara in 1962 was 79, and 75 in 2004.

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