Tessa78 wrote:My dictionary defines "civile" as "private citizen, civilian"
And the signature of the second witness definitely has an "i" at the end.
Two things-concerning the surname=Caputo, it may have ended in an "i" in the document, and not an "o"-in a lot of records I have seen, in which the surname appears, sometimes it has an "i" at the end and, at other times, in the same town, it ends in an "o." The surname you gave did not exist in the town.
Secondly, about the occupation "civile"-I found the following information:
"civile" era utilizzato per indicare una persona benestante priva di titoli accademici, ma con caratteristiche culturali elevate rispetto alla massa
"civile" was utilized to indicate a well-off person denied or deprived of academic titles, but with elevated cultural characteristics respected by the mass (rest of the population)