Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. [KA-pone]
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 11/28/2017
Is a Italian origin surname 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. from capone ‘capon’, ‘castrated cock’, applied as a derogatory nickname for a cuckold, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept poultry.