Capes Family History

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Capes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Capp.

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

Similar surnames: Cates, Capps, Cape, Capel, Capers, Caples, Cap, Jakes, Eales, Papes

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Capes Family Origin

Where is the Capes family from?

Capes Family Occupations

What did your Capes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Capes family was Tailor. The most common Capes occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Capes's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capes.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Tailor


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

Capes Historical Records

What Capes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Capes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capes 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 974 immigration records available for the last name Capes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Capes. For the veterans among your Capes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capes Life Expectancy

What is the average Capes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Capes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Capes in 1950 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capes 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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