Capo Family History
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