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The name Capes arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Capes family lived in London, settling there after the Norman Conquest of 1066 when they came from Capes, near Calvados, Normandy.

Capes Early Origins



The surname Capes was first found in London, England 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.

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Capes Spelling Variations


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Capes 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 Cape, Cap, Capes, Cappe, Capps, Caps and others.

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Capes Early History


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Capes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capes research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 119 and 1199 are included under the topic Early Capes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Capes Notables 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



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 Capes or a variant listed above:

Capes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Capes, who landed in Maryland in 1676

Capes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Capes, who arrived in America in 1775
  • Richard Capes, who arrived in New York in 1797

Capes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Capes, who landed in America in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capes (post 1700)



  • Arthur John Capes (1875-1945), English footballer, active 1894-1906
  • Adrian Capes (1873-1955), English footballer who had 135 goals in 340 league and FA Cup games
  • Lee Capes (b. 1961), Australian gold medalist field hockey player at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Capes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capes 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 January 2015 at 14:18.

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