Capitanea History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Capitanea family
The surname Capitanea was first found in the southern part of the province of Emilia for the most part, though the name also appears elsewhere in Italy.
Early History of the Capitanea family
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Capitanea Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Capitani, Capitanio, Capitaneo, Cattaneo, Cattanei, Cattano, Cattani, Cattagni, Capitanelli, Capitanucci and many more.
Early Notables of the Capitanea family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Girolamo Capitani, Bishop of Nice and "Grande Elemosiniere" of Caterina de Medici, Queen of France in 1544.
Francesco Cattani da Diacceto (1466-1522) was a Florentine Neoplatonist philosopher of the Italian Renaissance. His grandson, Francesco Cattani da Diacceto (1531-1595), often referred to as...
Migration of the Capitanea family
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 $ family name, who settled along the east coast of North America near the end of the 19th century..