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Capp is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Capp family lived in Lincolnshire. They were descended from Le Cappere of Ayncourt, in the bailiwick of Caux, Normandy.

Capp Early Origins



The surname Capp was first found in Lincolnshire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror, their liege Lord, for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were descended from Le Cappere of Ayncourt, in the bailiwick of Caux, and became Tenants in Chief in Lincolnshire, Northampton, and Cheshire. They assumed the name of Ballivia Domini Gaufridi de Capella.

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Capp Spelling Variations


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Capp Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Capp family name include Cappe, Capper, Cappar, Capps, Caps, Caper and others.

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Capp Early History


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Capp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capp research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Capp 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Capp family to immigrate North America:

Capp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Capp, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Capp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Capp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michael Capp settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Frederich Capp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Georg Friedrich Capp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Georg Martin Capp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737

Capp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Capp, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Charles Capp, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capp (post 1700)



  • Frank Capp (b. 1931), American jazz drummer
  • Thomas H. Capp, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Otto Capp, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948
  • David A. Capp, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 1993

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Capp Historic Events


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Capp Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Arthur Capp, British Lead Cook (O), who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Capp Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Capp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capp 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 23 October 2015 at 10:21.

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