The name Caponn is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was 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 Caponn family
The surname Caponn 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.
Early History of the Caponn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caponn 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 Caponn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caponn Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Caponn family name include Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.
Early Notables of the Caponn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caponn family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Caponn or a variant listed above: 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.