Chapel Family History

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Chapel Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chappell. French: from a diminutive of Old French chape ‘hooded cloak’, ‘cape’, ‘hood’, or ‘hat’ (from Late Latin cappa, capa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cloaks or hats, or a nickname for a habitual wearer of a distinctive cloak or hat.

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


Similar surnames: Capel, Chappell, Carel, Capell, Hamel, Chase, Chaput, Chapell

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Chapel Family Origin

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Chapel Family Occupations

What did your Chapel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Chapel occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Chapel's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Chapel family was Coalminer. Agricultural Labourer, Charwoman and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chapel.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Charwoman

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Coalminer

    3%

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

Chapel Historical Records

What Chapel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chapel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chapel. 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 Chapel. For the veterans among your Chapel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapel Life Expectancy

What is the average Chapel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Chapel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Chapel in 1947 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chapel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chapel 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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