Chapa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Chapa family

The surname Chapa was first found in Ile-de-France.

Important Dates for the Chapa family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapa research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1317, 1331, 1429, 1463, 1667, 1710, 1763, 1780, 1851, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Chapa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chapa Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chape, Chappe, Chapa, Chapax, Chappaz, Chapé, Chapey, Chapez, Chapat, Chapdeleine, Chappedeleine, Chapenoire, Chapdeville, Chapchoul, Chapier, Chapados and many more.

Early Notables of the Chapa family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Louis Chapat, born in 1710 in a Calvinist family of Orange. He is recorded in Orange, Geneva, Berlin and Amsterdam, and engraved imitations of cameos and smalls busts on hard stone. That of Calvin can be found in Geneva. Claude Chappe, born in Brulon in 1763, was a scientist who invented a type of telegraph. Ignace-Urbain-Jean, his brother, was administrator of telegraphic lines. Jean-Rene Chappedelaine was a page for the count of Artois then became officer at...
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chapa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chapa migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chapa Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Juan Bautista Chapa was a conquistador, discoverer, and author. He served as secretary to the governors of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila. He died April 20, 1695, at Monterey, Nuevo Leon
Chapa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ygnacio Chapa, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Ignacio Chapa, who is on record in Texas in 1835
  • Ignacio Chapa, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Mariano Chapa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1880 [1]
Chapa Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jose Chapa, who was naturalized in Texas in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Chapa (post 1700)

  • Rodolfo Chapa (b. 1957), Mexican-American businessman
  • Damian Robert Chapa (b. 1963), Mexican-American actor, film director and film producer
  • Francisco A Chapa (1870-1924), American alderman and board of education member in San Antonio, Texas
  • Miguel Ángel Granados Chapa (b. 1941), Mexican journalist writing for the Reforma newspaper
  • Esther Chapa Tijerina (1904-1970), Mexican medical surgeon, writer, feminist, suffragist, trade unionist, and activist

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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