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.