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The surname Capone was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy, and chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Caputa, Caputo, Caputi, Capone, Capo, Caponi, Caponio, Capoccia, Capozzolo, Capocetti, Caponetti and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capone research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1550, 1582, 1659, 1621, 1645, 1629, 1659, 1649, 1659, 1560, 1774 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Capone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated...

Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Capone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Almerindo Capone, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Torre Nocelli, in 1899

Capone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alestio Capone, aged 25, who settled in America from Pratololerra, Italy, in 1904
  • Amelia Capone, aged 8, who landed in America from Torre le Nocelle, Avellino, in 1908
  • Alessandro Capone, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Montella, Italy, in 1910
  • Agoreta Capone, aged 40, who settled in America from Battifesglia, Italy, in 1910
  • Almerindo Capone, aged 29, who landed in America from Civita c., Italy, in 1913
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  • Warren Capone (b. 1951), professional American football linebacker
  • Ralph "Bottles" Capone Sr. (1894-1974), American Chicago mobster and an older brother of Al Capone
  • Frank Capone (1895-1924), Chicago mobster who participated in the attempted takeover of Cicero, Illinois by his brother Al Capone
  • Dominic Capone (b. 1975), American actor and producer and great-nephew of Al Capone
  • Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (1899-1947), Italian-American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate
  • Sheila Capone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1996
  • Francesco Capone, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • Alfred F. Capone, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
  • Ade Capone (1958-2015), Italian comic book writer
  • Claudio Capone (1952-2008), Italian film and television programme narrator
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    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    5. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Capone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capone 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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