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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 & CulturesChaplin(English) Chaplin, Lachapelle(French)
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