Caplinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Caplinger comes from Austria, and is of two possible origins. Firstly, the name is derived from the Austrian term "Chaepplingaern," meaning "people living next to a chapel." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the place name "Caplendorf," the name of an Austrian village. Either of these origins would indicate the place of residence of the original bearer.
Early Origins of the Caplinger family
The surname Caplinger was first found in Austria, where it first emerged in the early Middle Ages. The first known bearer of the name was one known as bi der Chappel ("near the chapel",) who lived in Regensburg in 1272. The young Caplinger family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Austrian society.
Early History of the Caplinger family
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Caplinger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kapplinger, Caplinger, Kaplinger, Kappel, Kappelmann, Kappler, Käppel and many more.
Early Notables of the Caplinger family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Caplinger is the 10,651st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.