Chapman Family History

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Chapman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chapman, Old English ceapmann, a compound of ceap ‘barter’, ‘bargain’, ‘price’, ‘property’ + mann ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Carman, Hayman, Chaplin, Chipman, Shipman, Cadman, Coopman, Waxman

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Chapman Family Origin

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Chapman Family Occupations

What did your Chapman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Chapman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Chapman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chapman 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 130,000 immigration records available for the last name Chapman. 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 179,000 military records available for the last name Chapman. For the veterans among your Chapman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chapman Life Expectancy

What is the average Chapman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Chapman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chapman in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chapman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chapman 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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