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Kapitan Name Meaning

German, Polish, and Hungarian (Kapitán(y)): status name from a word meaning ‘captain’ (Late Latin capitaneus ‘chief’, ‘principal’ from caput ‘head’). This title was used in various senses, for example of the master of a ship and as an official rank in the army. This may also be a reduced form of Greek Kapetanos or of its numerous patronymic and other derivatives (Kapetanakis, Kapetanopoulos, Kapetanoglou, Kapetanellis, etc.). As a Greek surname, it derives from Italian (Venetian) capitano.

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


Similar surnames: Kaplan, Capitano, Fabian, Damian, Capitani, Kalina, Kastan, Kleiman

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Kapitan Family Origin

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Kapitan Family Occupations

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  • Chasseur

    100%

In 1881, the most common Kapitan occupation in Canada was Chasseur. 100% of Kapitan's were Chasseurs.

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