Capua History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Capua family
The surname Capua was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy, and chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records.
Early History of the Capua family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capua research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1550, 1582, 1659, 1621, 1645, 1629, 1659, 1649, 1659, 1560, 1774 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Capua History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Capua Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Caputa, Caputo, Caputi, Capone, Capo, Caponi, Caponio, Capoccia, Capozzolo, Capocetti, Caponetti and many more.
Early Notables of the Capua family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and in 1806, Napoleon's brother Joseph was made king, but this hold on Italy was not to last. In 1813 the Congress Of Vienna restored pre- Napoleonic rule...
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Migration of the Capua family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carlo Caputo, who settled in New York sometime between 1884 and 1905; Pasquale Caputo, who arrived in New York sometime between 1884 and 1915; Giorgio Caputo, who came to New York, NY in 1893.
Contemporary Notables of the name Capua (post 1700) +
- S. Peter Capua, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 15th District, 1974; Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1978 
- Giuseppe Di Capua (b. 1958), Italian competition rower and two-time Olympic champion
- Eduardo Di Capua (1865-1917), Italian composer, singer and songwriter
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