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Campese has a strain in the Vicenza area that could derive from the toponym Campese di Bassano (VI) and one in the Neapolitan, but the most important nucleus is in Puglia, in the Bari area in particular, Campesi is typically Sardinian, from the area of Olbia and Oschiri in Gallura , Campise, very very rare, is Calabrian, Campisi is typical of Sicily and of the Reggio area, they should all derive, directly or through local modifications, from the medieval term Campese or Campise used to indicate arable land, as can be read in this document of 1258 in Afragola (NA): "... tenet a domino Joanne Abate monasteries S. Petri in Castellum petiam unam terre campise sitam in dicto country houses ...".
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