The Culpepper Family Tree
The Culpepper Family Tree
contains genealogical records for about 20,000 Culpeppers, displaying how
they are related to each other and to about 20,000 non-Culpeppers.
Indexes to the Family Tree
About This Web Site.
Since its inception in 1998, over two thousand
family members have provided
Culpepper Connections! with genealogies, new or corrected data,
photographs, biographies, and more. The
publishers, Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper, say a hearty thanks to all
of our many contributors! For more information on our website, see our
overview, or if you would like to add or update your families
Sending us information
Census, marriage, deed, death, wills and other
archived records of genealogical significance. Organized by state and
The Culpepper DNA project has over 135 members and has confirmed many of our
ancestral theories while changing a few others. We've learned that 80% of
Caucasian Culpeppers descend from a common ancestor, and we have developed
unique genetic signatures for more than 20 family branches.
Historical Records, Theories and Legends:
Historical documents, treatises, biographies, origin of and variations on
the name, and theories and debunked legends concerning the early Colepepers
and Culpepers of England, Barbados and Virginia.
Historical Places in England.
During the 13th through 17th centuries in England, the Culpeper family
enjoyed considerable prominence in the southeastern counties of Kent and
Sussex. Many impressive church monuments and grand estates still stand today
bearing witness to the Culpeper's place in English history.
Culpepper Linkage to
European Notables. Our research suggests that most living
Culpeppers descend from a 16th century Englishman, William Culpeper of
Hunton and Wigsell and his wife, Cicely Barrett.
Through this couple, modern-day Culpeppers directly descend from:
Charlemagne, the 9th century European
Sir Thomas Colepeper (born circa 1170), the oldest known
There are also connections as cousins to:
Catherine Howard (fifth Queen of Henry
Prince William - Duke of Cambridge and
currently second in line to the throne of England.
The relationship of these individuals to each other and to the worldwide
Culpeppers can be seen in an
Interesting Folks Indexes
For a little casual diversion, see how many of these references to
fictional Culpeppers you recall from the field of entertainment and
Daughters. Lew Griffin maintains on Rootsweb.com a separate website
for the descendants of many female Culpeppers. These include descendants of
the daughters and granddaughters of John and Nancy (Gillespie) Culpepper of
Randolph County, Alabama; of Benjamin Culpepper of South Carolina, and of
Sheriff Joseph Culpepper of Pike County, Georgia, as well as non-Culpepper
ancestors of many of these folks. For convenience, this file now includes
the entire Culpepper family tree as well.
Ways You Can Help
If you have
found information on this site that was helpful, it was probably something
that was provided by another Culpepper family member. Wouldn't you like to
return the favor? Here are some ways you can do that.
Family Tree, tell us which members
of your family are missing. Or provide additional or corrected facts
about those whom we have listed.
DNA project. We seek at least one DNA
project participant from each major branch of the Culpepper family.
Photograph Index, we show the names of
all deceased family members for whom we have photographs. If you would
like to submit a photo of a deceased ancestor, please see
Archives. Scan the locations
where your extended family has lived and see if you can identify any of
the Culpeppers whom we cannot yet tie to a name in the family tree. The
unidentified names will be in red.