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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.

Capell Early Origins



The surname Capell 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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Capell Spelling Variations


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Capell Spelling Variations



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.

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Capell Early History


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Capell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capell 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 Capell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capell 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 Capell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capell In Ireland


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Capell In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 United States in the 17th Century

  • William Capell, aged 25, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John Capell, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • William Capell, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Peter Capell, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
  • Mary Capell, who arrived in Virginia in 1699

Capell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Capell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773

Capell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Masin Capell, aged 26, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Joe Capell, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1853
  • John Capell, aged 45, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Caterina Capell, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1897

Capell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katherine Capell, aged 61, who landed in America from Sittingbourne, Kent, in 1904
  • Anna Capell, who settled in America, in 1904
  • May Capell, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Dover, England, in 1907
  • Olive Capell, aged 3, who landed in America from Dover, England, in 1907
  • Friedricke Capell, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capell (post 1700)



  • Francis Alphonse Capell (1907-1980), American right wing, anti communist author, and essayist
  • Ernest James "Tubby" Capell (b. 1913), English amateur cyclist who in 1934 won the British Best All-Rounder competition
  • Edward Capell (1713-1781), English Shakespearian critic
  • Thomas Capell (1776-1732), English organist, Master of the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral (1732-1744), Organist of Chichester Cathedral (1744-1776)
  • Robert Edward de Vere Capell (1920-2005), 10th Earl of Essex, an English peer
  • Frederick Paul de Vere Capell (b. 1944), 11th Earl of Essex, an English peer
  • Richard Capell OBE, MM (1885-1954), British journalist who was music critic for the Daily Mail (1911-1933) and Daily Telegraph
  • Reginald George de Vere Capell (1906-1981), 9th Earl of Essex, a British Peer
  • Peter Capell (1912-1986), German actor
  • William Anne Holles Capell (1732-1799), 4th Earl of Essex, a British landowner and peer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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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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