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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. CHAP-lin(English)
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Meaning & History

Occupational name for a chaplin, or perhaps for the servant of one, from Middle English, Old French chapelain. A famous bearer was the British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977).

Related Names

VariantLachapelle(French)
Other Languages & CulturesKappel(Dutch) Kappel(German)
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