Caplin Family History

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Caplin Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a chantry priest (or the servant of one), a priest endowed to sing mass daily on behalf of the souls of the dead (Late Latin capellanus). Compare Chaplin. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Kaeppelin, a diminutive of Kappel.

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

Similar surnames: Chaplin, Carlin, Camplin, Caplan, Maslin, Coplin, Collin, Taplin

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Caplin Family Origin

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Caplin Family Occupations

What did your Caplin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caplin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Caplin's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Caplin family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caplin.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carpenter


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

Caplin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Caplin Life Expectancy

What is the average Caplin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Caplin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Caplin in 1953 was 55, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caplin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caplin 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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