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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.

Capon Early Origins



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.

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Capon Spelling Variations


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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.

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Capon Early History


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Capon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capon research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1273, 1382, 1400, 1539, 1500, 1541, 1757, 1800, 1862, 1757, 1827, 1557, 1530, 1533, 1539, 1480 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Capon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to Barbados in 1663

Capon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Capon, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • 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, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Jannes Capon, aged 70, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Maria Capon, aged 47, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • 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 emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to America from Charlton, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 emigrated 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 emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capon (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Harry Paul Capon (1912-1969), British author and film editor
  • Edmund Capon AM, OBE (b. 1940), English-born, Australian art scholar, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia (1978-)
  • Frank Capon (1916-2004), English-born, Canadian business executive

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Capon Historic Events


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Capon Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leslie A Capon (b. 1900), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Sandhurst, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Capon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 16:16.

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