Caplan Family History

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Caplan Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Kaplan. Altered spelling of French and English Caplin, a variant of Chaplin.

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

Similar surnames: Caplin, Kaplan, Kaplin, Kaplun, Allan, Alan, Calland, Colan, Cagan

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Caplan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caplan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caplan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Caplan Family Origin

Where is the Caplan family from?

Caplan Family Occupations

What did your Caplan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caplan occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 50% of Caplan's were Dock Labourers. Dock Labourer and Missionary To Jews were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Caplan.

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Missionary To Jews


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

Caplan Historical Records

What Caplan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Caplan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caplan 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Caplan. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Caplan. For the veterans among your Caplan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caplan Life Expectancy

What is the average Caplan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Caplan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Caplan in 1942 was 34, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caplan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caplan 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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