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The earliest origins of the family name Capron date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who worked as chaperon. is derived from the Norman French word capron and from the Old French word chaperon, which both mean a hood or cap. This bearer of this surname was a person who made or sold hoods and caps.

Capron Early Origins



The surname Capron was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Capron Spelling Variations


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Capron Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Capron include Capron, Caperun, Caperoner, Chaperon, Caperon, Capronne and many more.

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Capron Early History


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Capron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capron research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1154, 1273, 1327, 1400, 1550, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Capron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Capron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Capron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Capron who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Peter Frans Capron, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capron (post 1700)



  • Ralph Earl Capron (1889-1980), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Wiley W. Capron (1867-1925), American politician, Representative from New York 37th District, 1912
  • Adin Ballou Capron (1841-1911), American Republican politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1887-92; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1891-93
  • Alexander Morgan Capron, American biomedical ethicist and law professor at the University of Southern California
  • Adin Ballou Capron (1841-1911), American politician, U.S. Representative from Rhode Island
  • John Radn Capron (1829-1888), English amateur scientist, astronomer, and photographer
  • Jean Pierre Capron (1921-1997), French landscape painter
  • Roger Capron (1922-2006), French ceramic artist based in Vallauris, France
  • Brian Capron (b. 1947), British television actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Capron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capron 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 10:23.

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