The name Kapple is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from Cabel,
a given name of Germanic origin. The surname Cable denoted the son of Cabel.
Early Origins of the Kapple family
The surname Kapple was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kapple family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kapple research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Kapple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kapple Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kapple has been spelled many different ways, including Cable, Cabell, Cabel, Cabbell, Cabbel and others.
Early Notables of the Kapple family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kapple family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kapples to arrive in North America:
Kapple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans George Kapple, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Kapple Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Fearlessly.