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Where did the English Capron family come from? What is the English Capron family crest and coat of arms? When did the Capron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Capron family history?The earliest origins of the family name Capron date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who worked as chaperon. is derived from the Norman French word capron and from the Old French word chaperon, which both mean a hood or cap. This bearer of this surname was a person who made or sold hoods and caps.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Capron include Capron, Caperun, Caperoner, Chaperon, Caperon, Capronne and many more.
First found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capron research. Another 308 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1154, 1273, 1327, 1400, 1550, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Capron History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Capron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Capron Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Capron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capron 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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