Capote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

"Chaput" was the Old French word for a type of chopping block that was used to work slate and create different shapes. The name Chaput was originally given to carpenters. [1]

Early Origins of the Capote family

The surname Capote was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme departments, where they have held a family seat since the 1100's.

By the beginning of the 12th century the family was well established in the region of Forez and several members of this important family made a distinctive contribution to the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Claude Chapuis is recorded as the Lord of Condrieu and in 1109, as reward for his great contribution both culturally and religiously, he received the permission to construct the chapel of Saint Martin in honour of the family.

Early History of the Capote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capote research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1389, 1536, 1630, 1641, 1667, 1710 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Capote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Capote Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chaput, Chapue, Chapud, Chapus, Chapout, Chapoue, Chapoud, Chapous, Chapput, Chappue, Chappud, Chappus, Chappout, Chappoue, Chappoud, Chappous, Shaput, Shapue, Shapus, Shapout, Shapoue, Shapoud, Shappous, Shapput, Shappue, Shappud, Shappus, Shappout, Shappoue, Shappoud, Shappous, Chapuis, Chapus and many more.

Early Notables of the Capote family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Capote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Capote family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Chaput married Angélique Loisel in Québec in 1716; Jean-Baptiste Chaput, son of Nicolas and Angélique Gauthier married Agathe Thouin, daughter of Germain and Madeleine Beaudoin in Qué.


Contemporary Notables of the name Capote (post 1700) +

  • Truman Capote (1924-1984), born Truman Streckfus Persons, American author, best known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), both of which were made into blockbuster movies
  • Tatiana Capote Abdel (b. 1962), Venezuelan telenovela Icon and former beauty queen
  • Yoan Capote (b. 1977), Cuban sculptor
  • Tatiana Capote Abdel (b. 1962), Venezuelan telenovela Icon and former beauty queen


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.


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