Chappell Family History
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Chappell Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood’, ‘cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel’, ‘sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of St. Martin was preserved as a relic. Americanized spelling of French Chappelle.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press