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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name CHAPPELL


Chappell : English: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’ via Old French from Late Latin capella originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood cloak’ but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel sanctuary’ with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of Saint Martin was preserved as a relic.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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