I wish I knew if there was a connection. My gr grandfather was Nelson Caplette. He came to the US from Quebec about 1860's. He came out west (Florence, Arizona) and married Pilar ? and they had 9 children.
I have a 1890 census of Florence, Arizona that shows Nelson and Pilar. It showed his parents originated from France and he was born in Canada. He had a brother named Peter.
I have no idea where the Caplette line comes before Nelson. There were alot of children and no paper trail that I can find so far. Thank you. Donna