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Chappell Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood’, ‘cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel’, ‘sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of St. Martin was preserved as a relic. Americanized spelling of French Chappelle.

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


Similar surnames: Schappell, Chapel, Chappelle, Channell, Kappel, Chapelle, Capelle

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Chappell Family Origin

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Chappell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chappell. The most common Chappell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Chappell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chappell family was Farm Laborer.

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Chappell Historical Records

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Chappell Life Expectancy

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