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Chaplin Name Meaning

English and French: occupational name for a clergyman, or perhaps for the servant of one, from Middle English, Old French chapelain ‘chantry priest’, a priest endowed to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead (Late Latin capellanus). Ukrainian and Belorussian: patronymic from the nickname Chaplya, from the dialect word chaplya ‘heron’, ‘stork’ (Russian tsaplya), referring to a man with long, thin legs or perhaps one who was shy and easily frightened.

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


Similar surnames: Caplin, Chapin, Chopin, Chaffin, Camplin, Chapman, Chauvin, Challis

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Chaplin Family Origin

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Chaplin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chaplin. A less common occupation for the Chaplin family was Keeping House. The most common Chaplin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Chaplin's were Farmers.

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