Chapman Family History

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Chapman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English ceapmann, a compound of ceap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Carman, Hayman, Chaplin, Chipman, Shipman, Cadman, Coopman, Waxman

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Chapman Family Origin

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Chapman Family Occupations

What did your Chapman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chapman. 15% of Chapman men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Chapman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chapman were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

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

Chapman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Chapman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapman 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 130,000 immigration records available for the last name Chapman. 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 179,000 military records available for the last name Chapman. For the veterans among your Chapman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapman Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Chapman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chapman in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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