Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Usage German, Dutch

Meaning & History

Name for a person who lived near or worked at a chapel, ultimately from Late Latin cappella, a diminutive of cappa "cape", arising from the holy relic of the torn cape of Saint Martin, which was kept in small churches.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCapella(Catalan) Chaplin(English) Chaplin, Lachapelle(French) Capela(Portuguese) Capilla(Spanish)


Entry updated February 28, 2019