Capo Family History
Capo Name Meaning
Catalan (Capó): from capó ‘capon’ a nickname for an ineffectual man or a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in capons. 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 Čapó): nickname derived from Hungarian csap ‘whip flick or feeler’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press