Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Capoun. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer 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 Capoun family
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 Capoun family
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Capoun Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Capoun include Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.
Early Notables of the Capoun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Capoun family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Capoun 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.
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