Show ContentsChapline History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many generations and branches of the Chapline family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a chaplain, the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus 1

Early Origins of the Chapline family

The surname Chapline was first found in Hampshire where the oldest record of the name was Albert Chapelain, who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a tenant in chief and the king's chaplain. 1

Early History of the Chapline family

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Chapline Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chapline were recorded, including Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine and many more.

Early Notables of the Chapline family

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Chaplin; Thomas Chaplin (1591-1672), an English draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660; and Samuel...
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United States Chapline migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chapline family emigrate to North America:

Chapline Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Isaac Chapline, who arrived in Virginia in 1610 2
  • Isaac Chapline, who settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Francis Chapline, who landed in Maryland in 1669 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Chapline (post 1700) +

  • Moses W. Chapline, American politician, Mayor of Wheeling, Virginia, 1820-24, 1830-34, 1836-40 3
  • Moses Chapline, American politician, Mayor of Wheeling, Virginia, 1807-09, 1819-20 3
  • Joseph A. Chapline, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jefferson County, 1865; Member of West Virginia State Senate, 1866-69 3
  • Jesse Grant Chapline, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924 3

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook