Chapa Family History

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Chapa Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from chapa meaning amongst other things ‘metal sheet’, ‘tin’ and hence a metonymic occupational name for a metalworker.

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

Similar surnames: Chapp, Chapin, Capp, Chappa, Capra, Chana, Haba, Cappa, Char, Coppa

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Chapa Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chapa name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Chapa Family Origin

Where is the Chapa family from?

Chapa Family Occupations

What did your Chapa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chapa occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Chapa's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chapa family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Stock Raiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chapa.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Stock Raiser

  • Keeping House


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

Chapa Historical Records

What Chapa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Chapa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapa 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Chapa. 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 Chapa. For the veterans among your Chapa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapa Life Expectancy

What is the average Chapa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Chapa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Chapa in 1947 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chapa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chapa 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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