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Updated January 17, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Italian : topographic name from capo ‘head’ (Latin caput), in the sense ‘cape’, ‘headland’, or habitational name from a place named with this word in this sense.
  • Catalan (Capó) : habitational name from any of the minor places named with Capó in Catalonia. This name is also found in the Island of Minorca.
  • Italian : from capo ‘head’ or ‘chief’, applied either as a nickname for someone with something distinctive about his head (in a literal or abstract sense) or as a status name for a boss or overseer.
  • Slovak (Čapo) : unexplained.

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