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is the name of a Norman family settled in Ireland since the
thirteenth century, in the wake of the Norman invasion of 1172.
The name Keappock is one of only about ten or twenty Irish
surnames which are of toponymic origin. Toponymic surnames are
those names which derive their origin from a particular
placename near which the initial bearer resided or held land.
They take their name from Ceapóg, the Irish topographical name
signifying a green plot of land before a house (also called a
Dineen). Indeed the prefix "de" signifies "from or of". A common
anglicised form is Cappy
which is also a townland in the civil parish of Derrybrusk in
This Ceapóg, from which the family is named,
survives today in the townland of Cappocksgreen, comprising 194
acres in the parish of Ardee, barony of Ardee, in County Louth.
Cappoge is also the name of a parish comprising 400 acres in the
barony of Ardee.
Richard Hadsor, gentleman, was
the landlord of Cappock, as it was then called, when he was
outlawed as a Jacobite.
Stephen and Bartholomew Cappock, gentlemen of Ardee own, were
also charged with High Treason as followers of King James II in
1692, by James son-in-law William III., also becoming outlawed
Jacobites, and forfeiting their property. The name Cappock is
very rare even in its homeland Christopher Cappouche, gentleman
of Cork, died in 1666. John Coppock or Cappock (d. 1730) was a
well to do merchant of Dublin in 1724, with property at Ormond
St., Cork St., and Meath St. His family are mentioned in Quaker
Wills of Dublin. His wife Sarah Coppock, died 1747 and he had a
sister Elizabeth, a daughter Anne and son John Cappock, merchant
of Dublin 1762. Patrick Cappock of Rush Dublin, mariner, d.
1813. William Keappock, gent of Dublin 6.1822. Anthony Keappock,
Hotel Keeper & Livery Stables, West St, Drogheda, Louth 1824.
Alexander Cappagh, Eagrolougher, Loughgall, and Cloven Eden
Armagh, fl 1828. The Widow Cappoge, Aughalike, Ramoan, antrim,
fl 1833, and John and Patrick Cappoge,
Knockbride, Corlattylannan, Cavan fl 1818.
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Keppoke, Koppock, Keoppock, Keappack, Kappock, Cappack, Cappage,
Cappagh, Cappock, Cappoge, Cappuck, Cappog, Cappoucke, Coppock,