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Where did the English Capell family come from? What is the English Capell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Capell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Capell family history?Capell is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Capell family lived in Herefordshire. The name refers to the family's former residence in La Chapelle, Normandy.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Capell has been recorded under many different variations, including Capel, Capell, Caple, Cappel, Keppel and others.
First found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capell research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1608, 1649, 1st , 1631 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Capell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 91 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Capell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Capells were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Capell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Capell Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Capell Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Capell Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.
The Capell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capell 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.
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