Chappell Family History

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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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In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chappell. 19% of Chappell men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Chappell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chappell were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper

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

Chappell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Chappell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chappell 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Chappell. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Chappell. For the veterans among your Chappell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chappell Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Chappell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chappell in 1942 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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