Capelle Family History

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Capelle Name Meaning

French (Normandy and Picardy) and Dutch: variant spelling of Capel. Dutch and Belgian: occupational name for someone who worked in a chapel, from Middle Dutch kapel ‘chapel’, ‘church’. In some instances this may be a shortened form of van de Capelle, a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel, or van Capelle, a habitational name for someone from any of various places named with this word, such as Kapelle-op-de-Bos or Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, both in the Belgian province of Brabant.

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

Similar surnames: Capella, Capel, Capell, Chapelle, Cappella, Lavelle, Pelle, Chappelle

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Capelle Family Origin

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Capelle Family Occupations

What did your Capelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Capelle occupation in the UK was Book Binder. 100% of Capelle's were Book Binders.

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  • Book Binder


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Capelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Capelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capelle 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Capelle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Capelle. For the veterans among your Capelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capelle Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Capelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Capelle in 1962 was 80, and 83 in 2004.

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