Caplow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Caplow family
The surname Caplow was first found in Cumberland and Westmorland. "This rare surname is found in the London Directory." 
Early History of the Caplow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caplow research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1602, 1608, 1683, 1742, 1683, 1768 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Caplow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caplow Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Caplow has been spelled Chappelow, Chappelhow, Chappillhow, Chapelow, Chappilowe and many more.
Early Notables of the Caplow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caplow family
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: James Chaplow, who settled in America in 1750; William Chappelow, who settled in Philadelphia in 1819; Mary Chappelow, who came to Philadelphia in 1819.
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)