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Where did the Italian Capitanelli family come from? What is the Italian Capitanelli family crest and coat of arms? When did the Capitanelli family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Capitanelli family history?Meaning "captain," this name began as a nickname in the Medieval Ages, probably for someone who actually was a ship's captain, or perhaps for someone who acted in some way like a captain. The variations which begin with "Catt-" appear mostly in Tuscany and Naples, and, as is the custom for all Italian names, those that end in "i" are from the north, while those that end in "o" are from the south.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Capitani, Capitanio, Capitaneo, Cattaneo, Cattanei, Cattano, Cattani, Cattagni, Capitanelli, Capitanucci and many more.
First found in the southern part of the province of Emilia for the most part, though the name also appears elsewhere in Italy.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capitanelli research. Another 320 words(23 lines of text) covering the year 1544 is included under the topic Early Capitanelli History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capitanelli Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Costandino Capitano, who was naturalized in Ashtabula Co, Ohio between 1875 and 1906; and other bearers of the Capitanelli family name, who settled along the east coast of North America near the end of the 19th century..
The Capitanelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capitanelli Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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