The Caple Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Caple family.

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The Caple Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Caple
1841 Census11
1851 Census76
1861 Census144
1871 Census231
1881 Census277
1891 Census367
1901 Census475
1911 Census530

Most Frequent Forenames for the Caple Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Caple 0 6 17 18 14 27 38 33
George Caple 1 6 11 13 14 22 23 22
Mary Caple 1 8 11 17 13 18 18 13
Elizabeth Caple 1 5 10 12 13 17 23 25
John Caple 1 2 6 7 8 9 9 13
James Caple 0 3 8 9 7 12 11 10
Frederick Caple 0 1 2 4 6 11 15 12
Thomas Caple 1 3 8 8 6 7 5 7
Charles Caple 0 1 3 4 12 9 10 11
Henry Caple 1 3 1 10 4 8 11 9
Sarah Caple 0 1 6 7 6 9 8 4
Eliza Caple 0 3 7 10 10 8 5 4
Albert Caple 0 1 1 3 4 5 12 13
Edward Caple 0 1 4 7 5 4 3 5
Annie Caple 0 0 1 6 5 7 9 12
Ellen Caple 0 0 0 5 3 6 6 3
Alfred Caple 0 1 2 2 4 2 8 7
Samuel Caple 0 1 2 4 2 4 6 7
Alice Caple 0 0 0 4 3 5 11 7
Florence Caple 0 0 0 0 2 7 9 8

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Caple family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Caple

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Fleet Registers
Before 1754 many marriages were not performed in parish churces due to the need for people to get around the need for banns and other petty regulations. The favourite alternative venue was the Fleet Prison.

 

Naval Service
Navy Lists contains additional information beyond naval officers and the dates of their seniority, which takes the careers of some back into the late eighteenth century.

 

Possible Pitfalls in Using the Census
Many people don't realise that the census page images we see are actually transcripts of the household census forms, the details were copied into the books by the enumerators.

 

An Unauthorised Visit to the Front
A short article on a war correspondant's journey to the front, from The War Illustrated magazines.