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Origins of the Chappell surname

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About the Chappells

We have a total number of 62253 records for people with the last name Chappell.

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Where do most Chappells live?

In 1921, most Chappells lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Chappells

How common is your surname?

867th most common surname in the UK

We have 55,300 records for the Chappell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1477.

Who were Chappells most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Chappells.

What are the most common Chappell first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Chappells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Chappells in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Chappells in 1921
General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer






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