When Cyrus Story Chapman was born on 1 March 1818, in Rushford, Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Eliphalet Chapman, was 39 and his mother, Dolly Eaton, was 33. He married Matilda about 1849. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1882. He died on 2 January 1900, in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States.
English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.
Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .
History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.
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