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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Capen

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Alt. Meaning

C is for creative, ideas aplenty

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Notable Persons With the Last Name Capen

Stephen was given the name Stephen Harold Capen on February 28th, 1946 in Brockton, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 2005.


Elmer was born on April 5th, 1838 in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on March 22nd, 1905.


Joseph was born in 1658. He left this life in 1725.


Samuel was born on March 21st, 1878 in Somerville, Massachusetts. He passed away on June 22nd, 1956.


Charles was born in 1845. He left this life in 1927.


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Popularity of Capen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Capen U.S.
  White 92.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Capen

People with the last name Capen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Capen

  • How Popular is the name Capen? As a last name Capen was the 23,647th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Capen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Capen is Wednesday, November 25th, 1903.
  • How unique is the name Capen? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Capen. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Capen: Your name in reverse order is Nepac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nepca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Capen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,072 people with the last name Capen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Capen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Capen as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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