Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a poultry farmer, having derived from the Old French word Capone. The surname also has origins as a nickname, which refers to a young hen.
Early Origins of the Capion family
Cambridgeshire, where one of the first records of the name was Simon Capun was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1227.
Early History of the Capion family
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Capion Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Capion include Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.
Early Notables of the Capion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Capion family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Capion were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Edward Capon, a bonded passenger, who came to Barbados in 1663; Jacob and Jane Capon, who settled in Virginia in 1708; Rowland Capon, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1769.
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