Ciampa has stocks in Rome, in the area of L'Aquila, between Naples and Avellino, in the Potenza and Reggio areas, Ciampelli is typical of the Arezzo area, of Poppi and Bibbiena, and of Citta` Di Castello and Umbertide in the Perugia area, Ciampi is typical of high Tuscany, with a strain also in the Avellino area, Ciampitti has a Molisano frosolone lineage in Iserniese and one, probably secondary, in Rome, Ciampoli seems to have an Abruzzo and a Tuscan core, Ciampo, very rare, it would seem Bari, Ciampone has a strain in Termoli in the Campobasso area, one in the Benevento area, especially in Morcone and one in Foggia, Ciamponi, absolutely rare, has an Abruzzese and a Tuscan-Tuscan lineage, all of which should derive, directly or through hypocoristic dialects, from the name Ciampo, Ciampolo, which are dialectal corruptions of the name Gianpaolo, of which traces have been traced back to the Middle Ages, in 1291, in an act of proxy that mentions Dante Alighieri we find a Guiduccio di Ciampolo from Petrognano, the same Dante cites a Ciampol or of Navarra in the Inferno, among the barattieri, Ciampolo of the Cavalier Albizzo was supreme Captain of the Guelph part of Siena in 1261; in a marriage deed dated 1601 drawn up in Montefusco (AV) Terenzio Ciampo and Vittoria Camerino were married in marriage. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Ciampi and Ciampo derive from the ancient Italian voice ciampo (with crooked legs). See D. Olivieri, The surnames of the Euganean Venice, 1924, p. 233 integration provided by Alberto Ciampelli The Ciampellis residing in the province of Perugia are in various degrees relatives among them, from memories handed down in the family the origin is to be found in Tuscany, Città di Castello is not far from Sansepolcro and from the Casentino. With this surname we should mention the painter Agostino who lived in the 16th century. additions provided by Gianfranco Nassisi There is a consistent presence of Ciampi in Foggiano, where the term ciampa means paw - foot and should refer to a very precise anatomical characteristic, as well as the augmentative Ciampone (big foot) and the diminutive Ciampitti (small foot ).
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