The ancestors of the Capgrove surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Copgrove in Yorkshire
. The name literally means the little wood at the top of the hill
Early Origins of the Capgrove family
The surname Capgrove 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." 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.
Early History of the Capgrove family
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Capgrove Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Capgrove include Capgrove, Capgrave, Copgrove, Copgrave, Coppegrave and many more.
Early Notables of the Capgrove family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Capgrove family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.