Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Capozio family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Tuscany is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Capozio is a name for person who was the chief of the head from the Italian personal name Capo.
Early Origins of the Capozio family
Venice in 1461; Giacomo Capi was a knight in Mantua during the 15th century; Giovanni Francesco Capi was a knight and diplomat in Mantua around the same time.
Early History of the Capozio family
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Capozio Spelling Variations
hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Capozio include Capo, Capone, Caponi, Caponio, Caponetto, Caponetti, Caponnetto, Capoccia, Capi, Capozzi, Capocci, Capoccetti, Capoccioni, Capozza, Capozzo, Capozio and many more.
Early Notables of the Capozio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Capozio family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Capozio: Antonia Capozza, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island from Laviano in 1897; Agostino Capozza, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1896; Domenico Capuano, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1843.
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