Kapitan Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Kapitan Name Meaning

German, Polish, and Hungarian (Kapitán(y)): status name from a word meaning ‘captain’ (Late Latin capitaneus ‘chief’, ‘principal’ from caput ‘head’). This title was used in various senses, for example of the master of a ship and as an official rank in the army. This may also be a reduced form of Greek Kapetanos or of its numerous patronymic and other derivatives (Kapetanakis, Kapetanopoulos, Kapetanoglou, Kapetanellis, etc.). As a Greek surname, it derives from Italian (Venetian) capitano.

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


Similar surnames: Kaplan, Capitano, Fabian, Damian, Capitani, Kalina, Kastan, Kleiman

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kapitan Family Origin

Where is the Kapitan family from?

Kapitan Family Occupations

What did your Kapitan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kapitan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Kapitan's were Farmers.

View Census data for Kapitan | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    100%

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

Kapitan Historical Records

What Kapitan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kapitan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kapitan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kapitan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kapitan. 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.

View all Kapitan immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kapitan. For the veterans among your Kapitan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kapitan military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kapitan family history.

Kapitan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kapitan lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kapitan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kapitan in 1960 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kapitan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kapitan 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.

Famous Kapitan Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Look up another name