Chia has a Venetian and a Sardinian lineage in Medio Campidano, above all in Villacidro, but also in Serramanna, the Venetian lineage should derive, with the almost unique Chios, from an archaic form of the name of the Greek island of ???? Chora (the current Chios). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas CHIA: of uncertain meaning and etymology. The Nurra makes it derive from the Chj of Ionia; the canonical Spano, sees its Phoenician etymology, comparing Chia with Cea, from Gha = valley. In the medieval period Chia was a town, villa, bidda, near the homonymous anti-Barbarian tower, fortification of the Kingdom of Sardinia. It belonged to the Curadorìa of Nora or Parte Nora, in the judicial kingdom of Càlari. Following the numerous barbarian raids, despite the fact that the coastal tower had been built in 1639, the town became depopulated. Today it is a beautiful coastal, tourist-seaside village, in the territory of the Municipality of Domus De Maria, in the Lower Sulcis (see in the Web). The Chia surname is currently present in 31 Italian municipalities, 11 of which in Sardinia: Villacidro 60, Serramanna 18, San Gavino 5, Gonnosfanadiga 4, etc.
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