Capstick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Capstick is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Capstick family once lived at the copstake or the post on top of the round hill or mound.

Early Origins of the Capstick family

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

Early History of the Capstick family

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.

Capstick 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 Capstick family name include Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.

Early Notables of the Capstick family (pre 1700)

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


United States Capstick migration to the United States +

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

Canada Capstick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Capstick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Capstick, who was recorded in London, Ontario, in the census of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Capstick (post 1700) +

  • Peter Hathaway Capstick, American famous hunter and author
  • John Henry Capstick (1856-1918), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1915-18 [1]
  • Jade Capstick, English actress from Blackpool, England
  • Charles Capstick, British minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Tony Capstick, British comedian, actor, musician and broadcaster

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Arthur J Capstick (b. 1923), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Chorlton, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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