Ciani is widespread throughout Italy, Ciano is typical of the province of Latina and Naples, and should derive from nicknames linked to toponyms such as: Ciano (CZ), Ciano d'Enza (RE), Ciano del Montello (TV) or even diminutives of the name Luciano. This interesting theory was communicated to us by Mr. Giancarlo Ciani. The surnames Ciani-Ciarn-Cian-Cyani-Cjan-Khjani-Kins-Kinz-ecc. "Differ substantially from the surnames" Ciano - or with a similar prefix "and, very common in Alpine area above all north-east (Friuli VG, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia), they come from here, sinking their origins in the Celtic era, in that geographical area, in fact, they were mainly settled (in a certain and proven way at least from the VIth century BC) the populations / tribes of the "kiarns" from which, among other things, the name of "Carnia, Carinzia-Karnten, Carniola Slovena etc.". The surname, obviously "Italianized", "Ciani" as written, is currently traceable along a descending line from the north-east towards the central-southern area in copy to the direction of movement which, towards south precisely, followed the aforementioned Gallic tribes (moreover with different characteristics to the Celtic stocks present in the rest of the north of the current Italy, cau knows the barrier formed by the inhabitants of the area now more or less corresponding to the Veneto).
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