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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a chaplet, the original seat of the Philistines (Deut. 2:23;
    Jer. 47:4; Amos 9:7). The name is found written in hieroglyphics
    in the temple of Kom Ombos in Upper Egypt. But the exact
    situation of Caphtor is unknown, though it is supposed to be
    Crete, since the Philistines seem to be meant by the
    "Cherethites" in 1 Sam. 30:14 (see also 2 Sam. 8:18). It may,
    however, have been a part of Egypt, the Caphtur in the north
    Delta, since the Caphtorim were of the same race as the Mizraite
    people (Gen. 10:14; 1 Chr. 1:12).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Caphtor, a sphere, buckle, or hand