In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1248.
It is well-known internationally through the popular polka tune, "Ja parobok z Kapušan" ("I am a bachelor from Kapusany").
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Presov, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1864-1895 (parish A)
- Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1818-1895 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1862-1895 (parish B)
- Surnames of living people in Kapusany
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