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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Cappelli. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Cappelli family lived in the city of Ferrara, where the Cappelli family occupied many of the first seats in the Estensi Court in the 12th century.

Cappelli Early Origins



The surname Cappelli was first found in the city of Ferrara, where the Cappelli family occupied many of the first seats in the Estensi Court in the 12th century.

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Cappelli Spelling Variations


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Cappelli 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 Cappelli include Cappelli, Cappello, Cappiello, Cappella, Cappilli, Capelli, Capello, Capelle, Cappelletti, Cappelletto, Capelletti, Cappellini, Cappelìn, Cappelloni, Cappellacci, Cappellaccio, Cappellazzo, Cappellari, Cappellaro, Cappellèr, Capellari, Cappelluti and many more.

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Cappelli Early History


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Cappelli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cappelli research. More information is included under the topic Early Cappelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cappelli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cappelli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Marino Cappello, who was a soldier in Venice in 1336; Pasquino de Cappelli was a lawyer in Cremona in 1340; Andrea Cappello of Venice was the mayor of Brescello from 1377 to 1411; Alvise Cappello was a soldier in Venice in 1449; Bianco Cappello...

Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cappelli 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



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Cappelli:

Cappelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Cappelli, who landed in Arkansas in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cappelli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cappelli (post 1700)



  • Michael R. Cappelli, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 7th District, 1954, 1956; Candidate for New York State Senate 28th District, 1958
  • Louis W. Cappelli (b. 1894), American Democrat politician, Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 1933-39; Defeated, 1930, 1938; Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 1941-44; Superior Court Judge in Rhode Island, 1944
  • Henry A. Cappelli, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1940
  • Emilio N. Cappelli, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924
  • Allen P. Cappelli, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
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    The Cappelli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cappelli 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 10:21.

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