Typical surname of Aquila di Arroscia (IM). additions provided by Guillermo Cha - Argentina (from the 19th century) The local historian Domenico Quartino tells that Charlemagne created a feud in Belgium that he gave to the Cha family. "These - Quartino explains - were lovers of freedom and decided to help the Greeks in the fight against pirates, but the expedition was a real catastrophe: they were all killed. Joannes Cha, a monk in Venice, was saved. Aquila di Arroscia was then a base of the Republic of Venice and was used to spy on the life of Albenga, who belonged to the Genoese.The Doge, known the history of the glorious fiefdom, asked the Pope for a pantry for Joannes, obtained it, gave his daughter in marriage to the former monk and he sent the couple to govern over the Ligurian village. Until seventy years ago - Domenico Ouartino still remembers - seventy percent of the inhabitants of Aquila di Arroscia was one of the Chas and they are still quite present in the village ".
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