tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Capstick family once lived
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capstick research.Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1379, 1474, 1500, 1729, 1749, 1791, 1800 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Capstick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Capstick family name include Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Capstick surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Capstick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Daniel Capstick, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1719
- Richard Capstick who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1719
Capstick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Jonathan Capstick, who was recorded in London, Ontario, in the census of 1871