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Chiesa is present throughout Italy, but it is more widespread in the western area of the north, two probable strains are also identified in Lazio and Catania, almost unique, it would seem Pugliese, Chiesi, less widespread, has an Emilian stock, especially in the Reggio area, and a lineage in the Florentine area, Chiesini and Chiesino, are practically unique, they should derive from nicknames connected to toponyms containing the word Chiesa, such as the Church of Rossano in the Massese, Chiesa Nuova in the Ferrara area, Chiesanuova in the Turin area, Chiesanuova Uzzanese in the Pistoiese, etc., it cannot however be excluded that they could be born from nicknames originating from behaviors of particular devotion on the part of the progenitors.

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

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