Capriotti History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Capriotti family

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

Early History of the Capriotti family

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Capriotti 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 Capriotti 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 Capriotti 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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United States Capriotti migration to the United States +

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

Capriotti Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Casimero Capriotti, aged 36, who immigrated to America from Venarotta, in 1903
  • Bernardo Capriotti, aged 28, who settled in America from Montesallo, Italy, in 1909
  • Adelina Capriotti, aged 17, who landed in America from Montesallo, Italy, in 1909
  • Agnese Capriotti, aged 0, who landed in America from Italy, in 1909
  • Alfredo Capriotti, aged 10, who immigrated to the United States from Civibella del Tronta, Italy, in 1909
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