England soon after Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was name for a person with a large head. The surname Chapot was originally derived from the Old French word cabot and was rendered in medieval documents in the Latin form Capoceus.
Early Origins of the Chapot family
Normandy and the Channel Islands, where it abounds, as the chabot or cabot." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. The same reference continues on: "Sebastian Cabot, the discoverer of Newfoundland (born at Bristol in 1477) is generally believed to be of Venetian extraction, but there is much reason to believe that his father was a native of Jersey." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Chapot family
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Chapot Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Chapot have been found, including Cabot, Cabott, Chabot and others.
Early Notables of the Chapot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chapot family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Chapot were among those contributors: Sebastien Cabot who settled in Maine in 1498; Antoine Cabot arrived in Louisiana in 1756; Stephen Cabot arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chapot (post 1700)
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