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

Cappiello Early Origins



The surname Cappiello 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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Cappiello Spelling Variations


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Cappiello 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 Cappiello 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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Cappiello Early History


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Cappiello Early History



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

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Cappiello Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cappiello 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 Cappiello 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 Cappiello:

Cappiello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gaspare Cappiello, aged 26, originally from Napoli, Italy, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Naples, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NR : 6 December 2014), Gaspare Cappiello, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Enrico Cappiello, aged 30, originally from Sorrento, Italy, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HD-VYZ : 6 December 2014), Enrico Cappiello, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cappiello (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cappiello (post 1700)



  • Steve Cappiello (b. 1924), American politician, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1973-85; Defeated, 1985
  • O. Arthur Cappiello, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1954
  • David J. Cappiello (b. 1968), American Republican politician, Mortgage loan officer; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives 138th District, 1995-96; Member of Connecticut State Senate 24th District, 1999-

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q7-1NR : 6 December 2014), Gaspare Cappiello, 23 Dec 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Patria, 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:J6HD-VYZ : 6 December 2014), Enrico Cappiello, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. 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. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Cappiello Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cappiello 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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