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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, 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. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chapman.

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Chapman Historical Records

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Chapman Life Expectancy

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