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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 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chapman. A less common occupation for the Chapman family was Farm Laborer. The most common Chapman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Chapman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Chapman Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Chapman ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Chapman Life Expectancy

What is the average Chapman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, 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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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chapman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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