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Capper is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Capper family lived in Lincolnshire. They were descended from Le Cappere of Ayncourt, in the bailiwick of Caux, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Capper family


The surname Capper 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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Early History of the Capper family

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Early History of the Capper family


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Capper Spelling Variations

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Capper Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Cappe, Capper, Cappar, Capps, Caps, Caper and others.

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Early Notables of the Capper family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Capper family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Capper family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Capper family to the New World and Oceana


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Capper or a variant listed above:

Capper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Capper who settled in Jamaica in 1661

Capper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Capper, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William and E. P. Capper, who settled in New York State in 1823
  • Abraham H. Capper, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Henry Capper, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Charles Capper, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Capper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Samuel Capper a seaman, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Lady Mary Pelham" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  • Francis Capper, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Salacia" in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SALACIA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Salacia.gif
  • John Capper, aged 18, a stone mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  • William Capper, aged 45, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • Andrew Capper, aged 24, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
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Capper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Henry Capper, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Emma S. Capper, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Susannah Capper, aged 10, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Charles Edward Capper, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Julia Eve Capper, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Capper (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capper (post 1700)


  • Keith Capper, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1958 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Arthur Capper (1865-1951), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908, 1936; Governor of Kansas, 1915-19; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1919-49 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sir William Derrick Capper, Chief Constable, West Midlands
  • Edmund Michael Hubert Capper, Anglican Clergyman, Assistant Bishop of Gibraltar and Chaplain of St. George's Church, Malaga, Spain
  • Warwick Capper (b. 1963), former Australian rules footballer

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Historic Events for the Capper family

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Historic Events for the Capper family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Cyril Capper, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SALACIA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Salacia.gif
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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