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Heraldic Search Last name: CAIMMI

Nobles: Italia
Nobility: Conti - Duchi - Nobili
Language of the text: Italiano

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Caimi is a Lombard surname, originating from the provinces of Varese, Como and Milan, Caimmi is typical of the Marche, from the area of Falconara Marittima (AN), the Caimi were feudal lords of Turate (CO), in the repertoire of noble families of Milan and countryside of 1277 appear as one of the 200 most important families, for the etymological derivation see CAEM. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Caimi is widespread in Lombardy, but also present in Piedmont, Liguria and Sicily, sporadically in other areas of Italy. According to some (Francipane) it derives from the Germanic personal Aimo from 'haimi' = homeland, home. For others (Lurati) from Cà + Aimo. For still others (Pellegrini) derives instead from the Arabic 'qaim' = one who performs the will of God, a hypothesis quite plausible at least for Sicily, or from 'Cain' from the Hebrew Qájin (Olivieri). It should be noted that while in the North the accent falls on a (Càimi), elsewhere (eg Rimini) it falls instead on i (Caìmi).

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

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