Copelan Family History

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Copelan Name Meaning

Jewish (American): Americanized form of Kaplan. Possibly also a variant of English and Scottish Copeland.

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


Similar surnames: Copelin, Copeland, Caplan, Copeman, Coleman, Coplin, Cobern, Cowell

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Copelan Family Origin

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Copelan Family Occupations

What did your Copelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Copelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Copelan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Copelan family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Copelan.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Copelan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Copelan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Copelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Copelan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Copelan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Copelan. For the veterans among your Copelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Copelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Copelan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Copelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Copelan in 1958 was 43, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Copelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Copelan 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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