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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.

Early Origins of the Cappelli family


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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Early History of the Cappelli family

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Early History of the Cappelli family


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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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Early Notables of the Cappelli family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cappelli family (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...
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Migration of the Cappelli family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cappelli family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry A. Cappelli, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emilio N. Cappelli, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Allen P. Cappelli, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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