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Multiple Origins for the Surname Chapa


Spanish


The surname Chapa is most likely derived from the Spanish word "Chapa," which means "metal plate or sheet;" so the name may be occupational, 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 Basque word "chaparro" (txaparro) meaning an "oak bush."

Chapa Early Origins



The surname Chapa was first found in Andalusia.

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Chapa Spelling Variations


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Chapa Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chapa, Chaparo, Chapparo, Chapat, Chaperon and others.

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Chapa Early History


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Chapa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chapa research. Another 340 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1650, 1690, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Chapa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chapa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chapa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chapa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ignacio Chapa, who is on record in Texas in 1835
  • Ignacio Chapa, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mariano Chapa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1880 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Chapa Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jose Chapa, who was naturalized in Texas in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chapa (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  4. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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The Chapa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chapa 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.

This page was last modified on 11 April 2017 at 13:31.

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