The ancient name of Cappunne finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Cappunne family
The surname Cappunne 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 Cappunne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cappunne 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 Cappunne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cappunne Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cappunne family name include Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.
Early Notables of the Cappunne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cappunne family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cappunne surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.