Capley Family History

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Capley Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Caplet (see Caplette). In some instances probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss Käppeli, variant of Kappel.

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

Similar surnames: Caple, Cagley, Rapley, Calvey, Cale, Caplin, Carle, Carley, Masley

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Capley Family Origin

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Capley Family Occupations

What did your Capley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Capley occupation in the UK was Crucible Pot Maker. 33% of Capley's were Crucible Pot Makers. A less common occupation for the Capley family was Plasterer. Crucible Pot Maker and Engine Tenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Capley.

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  • Crucible Pot Maker

  • Engine Tenter

  • Plasterer


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

Capley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Capley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Capley 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Capley. 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 479 military records available for the last name Capley. For the veterans among your Capley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Capley Life Expectancy

What is the average Capley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Capley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Capley in 1956 was 26, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Capley 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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