The name Cappun finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who 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 Cappun family
The surname Cappun 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 Cappun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cappun 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 Cappun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cappun Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cappun has been recorded under many different variations, including Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.
Early Notables of the Cappun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cappun family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cappun 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.