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Kappel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: topographic name for a person living near a chapel, from Middle High German kap(p)elle, kappel ‘chapel’. This is a loanword from Late Latin cap(p)ella, a diminutive of cappa ‘hooded cloak’, the first building to be so called having housed a cloak that reputedly belonged to St. Martin of Tours. German and Dutch: habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are many examples in northwestern Germany. German (Käppel): diminutive of Kapp.

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


Similar surnames: Koppel, Kappen, Kapper, Appel, Kipper, Apel, Rappel, Kapfer, Kastel

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Kappel Family Origin

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Kappel Family Occupations

What did your Kappel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kappel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Kappel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kappel family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kappel.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Shoemaker

    8%

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Kappel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kappel Life Expectancy

What is the average Kappel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kappel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kappel in 1945 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kappel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kappel 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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