Capstock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Capstock comes from when the family resided at the copstake or the post on top of the round hill or mound.
Early Origins of the Capstock family
The surname Capstock was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Capstock family
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Capstock 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. Capstock has been recorded under many different variations, including Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
Early Notables of the Capstock family (pre 1700)
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Capstock migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Capstock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Ellen Capstock, (b. 1843), aged 24, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd January 1868 
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