Skip to content
  • Sign up
  • Start your family tree


What does the name Chapman mean?

The origin of the Chapman surname is English (spread widely throughout the country), dating back to at least the late 1200s and coming from the Old English 'ceapman' (merchant). Chapman is an occupational surname that relates to a merchant or buyer and seller of goods, given to those who performed that business, and their descendants.

The earliest occurrence of the Chapman surname in our family history documents is from 1394, and we currently have 2,007,002 records where Chapman appears.

We found more Chapmans in other family trees.

Start your family tree

to discover them.