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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Camellini


Cameli is widespread in the area that includes the Macerata, Piceno and Teramo in particular and the Pescara area, with small stocks in Umbria, one in the Roman and Latin and one in the Enna area, Camelli, very rare, specific to Faenza, Camellini is typically Emilian, from Reggio, Reggio Emilia, Cadelbosco di Sopra, Guastalla and Casalgrande, from Modena, Sassuolo, Modena, Formigine and Carpi and Parma, Camellino, practically unique, could be due to a mistaken transcription of the previous , Camello is absolutely rare, they should almost all derive, directly or through a hypocoristic form, from a Latinization of the German name and surname Kamel, a surname of which we have an example in the second half of the 1600 with the Jesuit Father Georg Joseph Kamel who latinized his name in Gergius Josephus Camellius who gave his name to the camellia (flowering plant) that he brought to Italy from Asia, but it is also possible a derivation from the Celtic name C amelian, we recall Saint Camelian bishop of Troyes in France from 478 to 525, the year of his death, it cannot be excluded that in some cases they may also derive from the Arabic name Kamel, we remember with this name the sultan of Egypt Malik-al Kamel who in 1292 he returned to Frederick II the Jerusalem without a fight.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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Nobles: France (Bretagne)
Nobility: Famille Noble - Chevaliers - Seigneurs
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