The surname Chapa is most likely derived from the Spanish word "Chapa," which means "metal plate or sheet;" so the name may be
, originally born by someone who worked with metal sheets. Alternatively, this surname may be of toponymic origin, derived from the place name Chapa, in the Spanish province of Pontevedra (Galicia); or it may come from the
The surname Chapa was first found in Andalusia.
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