The name Caperton arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Caperton family lived in Lincolnshire
. They were descended from Le Cappere of Ayncourt, in the bailiwick of Caux, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Caperton family
The surname Caperton was first found in Lincolnshire
where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror, their liege Lord, for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were descended from Le Cappere of Ayncourt, in the bailiwick of Caux, and became Tenants in Chief in Lincolnshire
, and Cheshire
. They assumed the name of Ballivia Domini Gaufridi de Capella.
Early History of the Caperton family
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Caperton Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cappe, Capper, Cappar, Capps, Caps, Caper and others.
Early Notables of the Caperton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caperton family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Caperton or a variant listed above:
Caperton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Caperton, who landed in New York in 1725 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Caperton (post 1700)
- Idit Harel Caperton (b. 1957), Israeli psychologist and epistemologist
- Allen Caperton Braxton (1862-1914), American lawyer and member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901–1902, considered the founder of the Virginia State Corporation Commission