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

Capozziello Early Origins



The surname Capozziello 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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Capozziello Spelling Variations


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Capozziello 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 Capozziello include Capo, Capone, Caponi, Caponio, Caponetto, Caponetti, Caponnetto, Capoccia, Capi, Capozzi, Capocci, Capoccetti, Capoccioni, Capozza, Capozzo, Capozio and many more.

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Capozziello Early History


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Capozziello Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capozziello 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 Capozziello History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Capozziello Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Capozziello 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 Capozziello 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Capozziello:

Capozziello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gino Capozziello, aged 24, who settled in America from Faeto, in 1899
  • M'Prospero Capozziello, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Faeto, in 1899

Capozziello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Capozziello, aged 23, who settled in America from Faeto, in 1901
  • Nicola Capozziello, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Faeto, in 1904
  • Antonio Capozziello, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Facto, in 1905
  • Biase Capozziello, aged 21, who landed in America from Rapolla, Italy, in 1911
  • Giuseppe Capozziello, aged 8, who landed in America from Faeto, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Capozziello (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Capozziello (post 1700)



  • Christopher Capozziello (b. 1980), American photographer who has done work for The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and others

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Capozziello Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Capozziello 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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