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Where did the English Chappell family come from? What is the English Chappell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chappell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chappell family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Chappell comes from the family having resided near the chapel, The surname Chappell is a topographic surname, which is a type of surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the Chappell family were dwellers by the churchyard.
Chappell has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Chapel, Chappell, Chappel, Chappelle, Chapele, Chapell, Chapple and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chappell research. Another 284 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1374 is included under the topic Early Chappell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chappell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Chappell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chappells to arrive on North American shores:
Chappell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Chappell Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Chappell Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Chappell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chappell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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