Origins Available: English
The name Capulet is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the village named Caplewood,
which is the place-name for the wooded area
that stood beside the chapel.
Early Origins of the Capulet family
The surname Capulet was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Capulet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capulet research.Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1500, 1613, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Capulet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Capulet Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Capulet are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Capulet include: Caplewood, Capulwode, Capilwode, Capelwood and many more.
Early Notables of the Capulet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Capulet family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Capulet or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.