Chapin Family History

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Chapin Name Meaning

French and Spanish: from a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman’s) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.

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

Similar surnames: Chopin, Chain, Chaplin, Coppin, Cain, Chapel, Capan, Chapa, Clarin

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Chapin Family Origin

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Chapin Family Occupations

What did your Chapin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chapin. 14% of Chapin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Chapin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chapin were Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Chapin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Chapin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapin 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Chapin. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Chapin. For the veterans among your Chapin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapin Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Chapin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Chapin in 1944 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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