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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Cappello. 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 Cappello 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.

Cappello Early Origins



The surname Cappello 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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Cappello Spelling Variations


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Cappello 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 Cappello 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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Cappello Early History


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Cappello Early History



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

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Cappello Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cappello 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 Cappello 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 Cappello:

Cappello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benedetto Cappello, aged 31, who arrived in America from Tarco, in 1898

Cappello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Cappello, aged 30, who arrived in America from Nicastro, Italy, in 1904
  • Antonio Cappello, aged 32, who arrived in America from Salemo, in 1905
  • Alepandra Cappello, aged 26, who arrived in America from Melizzano, Italy, in 1909
  • Angelo Cappello, aged 18, who arrived in America from Ragusa, Italy, in 1909
  • Carmela Cappello, aged 25, who arrived in America from Ragusa, Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cappello (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cappello (post 1700)



  • Timmy Cappello (b. 1955), American actor and composer, known for The Lost Boys (1987), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and Hearts of Fire (1987)
  • Frank A. Cappello, American screenwriter, film producer and director, known for his work on Constantine (2005) and He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
  • Tim "Timmy" Cappello (b. 1955), American multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist, known for his work on The Lost Boys (1987) and What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
  • Dominic Cappello, American, Santa Fe, New Mexico based writer, designer, and educator, creator of the Ten Talks book series
  • Pierluigi Cappello (b. 1967), Italian poet from Gemona del Friuli, Italy
  • Gino Cappello (1920-1990), Italian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. 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. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

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