The name Cappenter is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a carpenter
derived from the Old French word carpentier.
Early Origins of the Cappenter family
The surname Cappenter was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cappenter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cappenter research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1121, 1649, 1714, 1673 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Cappenter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cappenter Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cappenter are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cappenter include Carpenter, Carpentar, Carpenters, Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Cappenter family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Samuel Carpenter (1649-1714), Deputy Governor of colonial Pennsylvania; born in Horsham, Sussex
, he left England
in 1673 for the colony of Quakers in... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cappenter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cappenter family to Ireland
Some of the Cappenter family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cappenter family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cappenter or a variant listed above: Philip Carpenter was a fisherman at Cape Elizabeth, Ambrose Carpenter was a merchant in Hampton, and John Carpenter was living in the town of Saco during the 17th century.
The Cappenter Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per acuta belli
Motto Translation: Through the asperities of war.