The ancestors of the name Caupstake date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Caupstake family lived at the copstake
or the post on top of the round hill or mound.
Early Origins of the Caupstake family
The surname Caupstake was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Caupstake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caupstake research.Another 449 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1301, 1379, 1474, 1500, 1729, 1749, 1791, 1800 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Caupstake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caupstake 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 Caupstake 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. The variations of the name Caupstake include: Capstick, Copestake, Copestick, Copstick, Capstack, Coupstak, Coupestack, Copstake, Cowpstake and many more.
Early Notables of the Caupstake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caupstake 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 Caupstake or a variant listed above: Daniel Capstick, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1719; Richard Capstick who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1719; Jonathan Capstick, who was recorded in London, Ontario, in the census of 1871.