The history of the name Capun dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a poultry farmer, having derived from the Old French word Capone.
The surname also has origins as a nickname
, which refers to a young hen.
Early Origins of the Capun family
The surname Capun was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where one of the first records of the name was Simon Capun was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1227.
Early History of the Capun family
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Capun Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Capun has undergone many spelling variations
, including Capon, Capun, Capoun, Caponne, Capunne, Caponn, Cappon and many more.
Early Notables of the Capun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Capun family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Capun were among those contributors: Edward Capon, a bonded passenger, who came to Barbados in 1663; Jacob and Jane Capon, who settled in Virginia in 1708; Rowland Capon, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1769.