Caprio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Caprio family

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

Early History of the Caprio family

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Caprio Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Caprio include 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.

Early Notables of the Caprio family (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 in Milan in 1448 who had close...
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Caprio Ranking

In the United States, the name Caprio is the 17,415th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Caprio migration to the United States +

Caprios were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Caprio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Angela Caprio, aged 24, who landed in America from Lapio, in 1898
Caprio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Concetta Caprio, aged 0, who immigrated to the United States from Caporele, in 1900
  • Antonio Caprio, aged 9, who immigrated to America from Melizzano, in 1902
  • Antonia Caprio, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Teora, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Caprio, aged 22, who settled in America from Marsicomcovo, Italy, in 1907
  • Almerica Caprio, aged 12, who immigrated to the United States from Teora, Italy, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Caprio (post 1700) +

  • Anthony S. Caprio, the American current president of Western New England University and a French language scholar
  • Judge Frank Caprio (b. 1936), the American television judge on ABC's Caught in Providence
  • David A. Caprio (b. 1967), American attorney and Rhode Island State Representative
  • Joyce Caprio, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 2000 [2]
  • Frank T. Caprio (b. 1966), American politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1990-94; Member of Rhode Island State Senate 8th District, 1995- [2]
  • David A. Caprio (b. 1967), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives 47th District, 2000-02; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Giuseppe Caprio (1914-2005), Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church

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