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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

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Kappel Family Origin

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Kappel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Shoemaker

    8%

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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Kappel Historical Records

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Kappel Life Expectancy

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