Capo Name Meaning

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 (Capo): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cap, Calo, Cape, Canto, Cano, Campo, Cayo, Cain, Cao, Caro

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Capo Family Origin

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Capo Family Occupations

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  • Brick Mason

    21%
  • Fisherman

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Capo family was Farmer. The most common Capo occupation in the USA was Brick Mason. 21% of Capo's were Brick Masons. Brick Mason, Fisherman and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Capo.

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Capo Historical Records

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Capo Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Capo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Capo in 1952 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Capo

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