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Captain Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of French Capitaine, from Old French capitaine ‘head’, ‘chief’, ‘principal’ (from Latin capitaneus), or of any of the various cognates, such as Italian Capitani, or German Kapitan, all of which were used in similar way to denote a high-ranking official, a headman, or a person of military rank.

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

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Captain Family Origin

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Captain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Driver

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    11%

In 1880, Farmer, Driver and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Captain. The most common Captain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Captain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Captain family was Farming.

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