Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from an augmentative of capo ‘head’, applied as
a nickname for someone with a big head, probably in the sense
‘arrogant’ or ‘stubborn’ rather than in a strictly literal sense.
- Italian: from capone ‘capon’, ‘castrated cock’, applied as a
derogatory nickname for a cuckold, or a metonymic occupational name
for someone who kept poultry.
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