Capon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The family name Capon is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as 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 Capon family

The surname Capon was first found in Cambridgeshire, where one of the first records of the name was Simon Capun was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1227.

Important Dates for the Capon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capon research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1273, 1382, 1400, 1539, 1500, 1541, 1757, 1800, 1862, 1480, 1550, 1557, 1530, 1533, 1539, 1757 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Capon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Capon 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 Capon include Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.

Early Notables of the Capon family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Capon (1480-1550), an English churchman and scholar; and his brother, John Capon alias Salcot (d. 1557), Bishop of Salisbury...
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Capon migration to the United States

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:

Capon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Capon, a bonded passenger, who settled in Barbados in 1663
Capon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Capon, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Jacob and Jane Capon, who settled in Virginia in 1708
  • Rowland Capon, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1769
Capon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fco Capon, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826 [1]
  • Jannes Capon, aged 70, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Maria Capon, aged 47, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 [1]
  • Maria Capon who arrived in the New York in 1854
  • Alfred Capon, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895
Capon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Leon Capon, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Kate Capon, aged 27, who landed in America from Bearstead, Eng., in 1906
  • Alfred Benson Capon, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Charlton, England, in 1908
  • Annie W. Capon, aged 26, who settled in America from Mandstone, England, in 1908
  • Cora Capon, aged 32, who immigrated to America from Charlton, England, in 1908
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Capon migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Capon Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Leison Capon, aged 58, who settled in St Catharines, Ontario Canada, in 1915
  • Grace Capon, aged 24, who immigrated to St Catharines, Ontario Canada, in 1915
  • Helen Capon, who settled in Ontario, Canada, in 1924
  • James Capon, aged 42, who settled in Ontario, Canada, in 1924
  • Florence Gould Capon, aged 46, who immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1924
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Capon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Capon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Harry Capon, (b. 1843), aged 32, English flatclayer from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [2]
  • Mrs. Emily Capon, (b. 1844), aged 31, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [2]
  • Mr. Harry W Capon, (b. 1866), aged 9, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [2]
  • Mr. William Capon, (b. 1864), aged 11, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [2]
  • Mr. Alfred Capon, (b. 1868), aged 7, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Waimate" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1875 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Capon (post 1700)

  • Josh Capon (b. 1973), American chef and television personality on the Food Network
  • Robert Farrar Capon (b. 1925), American Episcopal priest and author
  • Edmund Capon AM OBE (1940-2019), English-born Australian art historian and curator, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1978–2011)
  • Stephen Capon (b. 1927), former English cricketer
  • Claude Antoine Capon de Château-Thierry, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Harry Paul Capon (1912-1969), British author and film editor
  • Frank Capon (1916-2004), English-born, Canadian business executive

Historic Events for the Capon family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Leslie A Capon (b. 1900), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Sandhurst, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Claude Capon. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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