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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Piedmont emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Caprari 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 Piedmont 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 Caprari is a name for a goat, having derived its origin from the Italian word capra.

Caprari Early Origins



The surname Caprari was first found in the year 1100, when the Caprìs family lived in the region.

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Caprari Spelling Variations


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Caprari Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Caprari are Capra, Cavra, Crava, Chiabra, Caprini, Caprino, Caprin, Caprìs, Caprioli, Capriolo, Capriotti, Capruzzi, Caproni, Capraro, Caprari, Caprara, Caprile, Caprili, Capraliano, Capraliana, Capraliàn, Capraliani, Capriati, Cavrini, Cavrotti, Cavrulli, Cavriani, Cravetti, Cravini, Cravino, Cravìn, Cravotta, Capraia, Craviotto, Cravari, Cravarolo, Craveri, Cravero, Chiabrero, Chiabrera and many more.

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Caprari Early History


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Caprari Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caprari research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caprari History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caprari Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caprari Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Anselmo and Rodolfo Capraia, brothers who were knights in Buggiano around 1203; Benedetto Capra was a famous author in Perugia in the 14th century; Bartolomeo della Capra of Crema was the secretary of Pope Innocenzo VII in 1360; Francesco della Capra was a politician...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caprari 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



Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Caprari family to immigrate North America:

Caprari Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clemente Caprari, aged 24, who landed in America from Loridrio, in 1902
  • Anselmo Caprari, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Domenico Caprari, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Nocera, Italy, in 1911
  • Guilio Caprari, aged 18, who settled in America from Nocera, Italy, in 1911
  • Isidoro Caprari, aged 27, who landed in America from Zaedo, 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 Caprari (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caprari (post 1700)



  • Sergio Caprari (1932-2015), Italian silver medalist boxer at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Gianluca Caprari (b. 1993), Italian footballer
  • Gastón Caprari (b. 1985), Argentine footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Caprari Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caprari 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 13 October 2015 at 16:47.

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