Capitano 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 Capitano family

The surname Capitano 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 Capitano family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capitano research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1466, 1522, 1531, 1595, 1602 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Capitano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Capitano 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 Capitano 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...
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capitano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Capitano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Capitano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Costandino Capitano, who was naturalized in Ashtabula Co, Ohio between 1875 and 1906
Capitano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angela Capitano, aged 24, who landed in America from Racalmuto, Sicily, in 1909
  • Angelo Capitano, aged 17, who landed in America from Montedoro, Sicily, in 1909
  • Caioyero Capitano, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Reclamuto, Girgenti, in 1909
  • Berardino Capitano, aged 32, who settled in America from Roccolevandro, Italy, in 1911
  • Angelo Capitano, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Capitano (post 1700) +

  • Salvador Capitano (b. 1955), Argentinean former footballer


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