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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Tuscany emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Capozzi 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 Capozzi is a name for person who was the chief of the head from the Italian personal name Capo.

Capozzi Early Origins



The surname Capozzi was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where earliest records show Tenzone Caponsacco lived with his family in 1071. Other important people include Francesco Capi of Siena, a theologian who became Archbishop of 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.

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Capozzi Spelling Variations


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Capozzi Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Capozzi include Capo, Capone, Caponi, Caponio, Caponetto, Caponetti, Caponnetto, Capoccia, Capi, Capozzi, Capocci, Capoccetti, Capoccioni, Capozza, Capozzo, Capozio and many more.

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Capozzi Early History


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Capozzi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capozzi research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1404, 1391, 1532, 1612, 1610, 1812 and 1821 are included under the topic Early Capozzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capozzi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capozzi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Ludovico Capi of Mantua worked for the House of Savoy in 1532; Giulio Capone of Otratanto was a prominent theologian and lawyer in 1612; Ridolfo Capoferro or Capo Ferro of Cagli, Italian fencing...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Capozzi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Early records show that people bearing the name Capozzi arrived in North America quite early:

Capozzi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emilio Capozzi, aged 8, originally from Gesualdo, Italy, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Napoli, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-Q66 : 6 December 2014), Emilio Capozzi, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Antonio Capozzi, aged 14, originally from Italy, Monteforte Irpino, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4NL : 6 December 2014), Antonio Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Capozzi, aged 12, originally from Italy, Monteforte Irpino, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4NG : 6 December 2014), Anna Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Romualdo Capozzi, aged 11, originally from Italy, Monteforte Irpino, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4NP : 6 December 2014), Romualdo Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Matilde Capozzi, aged 19, originally from Italy, Montforte Irpino, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4YZ : 6 December 2014), Matilde Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capozzi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capozzi (post 1700)



  • Catherine Capozzi, American rock guitar player, and composer
  • Anthony Patrick "Tony" Capozzi (b. 1945), renowned American trial attorney and political consultant
  • Julius Capozzi, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 36th District, 1975
  • Henry P. Capozzi, American Republican politician, Nominated in primary for Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut 1983
  • Alberto Capozzi (1886-1945), Italian film actor
  • Harold Peter "Herb" Capozzi (1925-2011), Canadian athlete, businessman, professional sports team manager and political figure

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q3-Q66 : 6 December 2014), Emilio Capozzi, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4NL : 6 December 2014), Antonio Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4NG : 6 December 2014), Anna Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4NP : 6 December 2014), Romualdo Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-4YZ : 6 December 2014), Matilde Capozzi, 18 Oct 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. 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. 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).
  7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Capozzi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capozzi 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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