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Today's generation of the Capel family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Capel family lived in Herefordshire. The name refers to the family's former residence in La Chapelle, Normandy.

Capel Early Origins



The surname Capel was first found in Herefordshire where another source claims that name was derived from "the ancestor of Lord Albemarle [who] was Arnord-Joost van Keppel, lord of Voerst, a descendant of one of the most ancient houses in Guerlderland, [Holland] who accompanied King WIlliam III to England in 1688, and was by him advanced to the title still enjoyed by the family. According to 'Folks of Shields,' the name is equivalent to De Capella." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Capel Spelling Variations


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Capel Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Capel include Capel, Capell, Caple, Cappel, Keppel and others.

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Capel Early History


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Capel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capel research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1515, 1496, 1503, 1511, 1515, 1585, 1658, 1586, 1656, 1608, 1649, 1631, 1683, 1608, 1649, 1638, 1696, 1697, 1743, 1739, 1743, 1722 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Capel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Capel (d. 1515), Sheriff of the City of London (1496), and Lord Mayor of London (1503), Member of Parliament for the City of London (1511-1515), his mansion stood on the current site of the London Stock Exchange, eponym of No. 3 Capel...

Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capel In Ireland


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Capel In Ireland



Some of the Capel 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Capel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emily Capel, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capel (post 1700)



  • Felton Jeff Capel III (b. 1975), American former college basketball player at Duke University, current assistant coach
  • Michael Lee "Mike" Capel (1961-1988), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1988 through 1991
  • John Capel (b. 1978), American two-time gold, silver and bronze medalist sprint athlete
  • Jason Maurice Capel (b. 1980), American former basketball player
  • Jeff Capel III (b. 1975), American basketball coach for the University of Oklahoma
  • William Anne Holles Capel (1732-1799), 4th Earl of Essex
  • General Thomas Edward Capel (1770-1855), English soldier and sportsman
  • Captain Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel CBE (1881-1919), English polo player
  • David John Capel (b. 1963), former English cricketer
  • Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel GCB, RN (1776-1853), English officer in the British Royal Navy, a great friend of Admiral Nelson and considered one of Nelson's "band of brothers"

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Capel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capel 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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