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The Caperton Surname Project


The Caperton surname is looking for connections to Scotland, Wales, England, or Ireland through this DNA testing project. The Caperton family is well documented in the United States. We know that by 1753, John Caperton was in Augusta County, Virginia. He had a brother named Hugh and this name comes down in many generations in America. It is also said that he was of Scottish origin in several published works. He married Polly Thompson or Thomson in 1755. So far, 4 male Capertons have tested and are a positive match for somewhere in the range of now to 23 generations. We are certain of 8 generation match to John Caperton of Virginia. We are hoping for a Caperton in the UK to be willing to test his DNA in hopes of finding that European connection so we can see from whence we came to America. If you have any interest in taking part in the study, please email me. is the website that will give you more information on the surname.



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