Meaning "captain," this name began as a nickname
in the Medieval Ages, probably for someone who actually was a ship's captain, or perhaps for someone who acted in some way like a captain. The variations which begin with "Catt-" appear mostly in Tuscany
and Naples, and, as is the custom for all Italian names, those that end in "i" are from the north, while those that end in "o" are from the south.
Early Origins of the Cattano family
The surname Cattano was first found in the southern part of the province of Emilia for the most part, though the name also appears elsewhere in Italy.
Early History of the Cattano family
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Cattano Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Capitani, Capitanio, Capitaneo, Cattaneo, Cattanei, Cattano, Cattani, Cattagni, Capitanelli, Capitanucci and many more.
Early Notables of the Cattano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Costandino Capitano, who was naturalized in Ashtabula Co, Ohio between 1875 and 1906; and other bearers of the $ family name, who settled along the east coast of North America near the end of the 19th century..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cattano (post 1700)
- Andrew Cattano, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 10th District, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html