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The ancestry of the name Capgrave dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Copgrove in Yorkshire. The name literally means the little wood at the top of the hill.

Capgrave Early Origins



The surname Capgrave was first found in North Yorkshire at Copgrove, a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district. The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 and at that time held "7 households and 7 villagers." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Copgrove Hall dated back to the 14th century.

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Capgrave Spelling Variations


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Capgrave Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Capgrave have been found, including Capgrove, Capgrave, Copgrove, Copgrave, Coppegrave and many more.

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Capgrave Early History


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Capgrave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capgrave research. Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1307, 1277, 1379, 1393, 1500, 1621, 1393 and 1464 are included under the topic Early Capgrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capgrave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capgrave Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Capgrave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Capgrave, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capgrave (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capgrave (post 1700)



  • John Capgrave (1393-1464), English chronicler

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Capgrave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capgrave 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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