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Chiarla, very very rare, is from the Cuneo area, Chiarle is typically Piedmontese, from the Cuneo area in particular, Chiarli, much rarer, has a small stock in Riccione (RN), Chiarlo, also Piedmontese, is of Alessandria, with significant presences also in the Genoese, Chiarlone is specific to the Savona area. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Chiarle or Chiarlo, which, through the mediation of the French Charles, arises from an Italianization of the Germanic personal Karl, better known in the Carlo form (see Carli). In conclusion, therefore, these are the surnames of the personal names of the founders. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli CHIARLI - The surname, living mainly in Modena, starts from the Latin personal Clarus (to the Latin adjective clarus «clear, famous, illustrious»), through the Clarulus derivative (with syncope of -u-) present in documents medieval. The surname Chiari was born from Clarus, as well as Chiarelli, Chiarini, Chiaretti, etc., all poorly represented in the Modena area. additions provided by Duilio Chiarle The surname Chiarle is well described, but too tied to the variants Chiarli, Chiarla and others. It is certainly true that it derives from the franc "Karl" but it must be said that the surname Chiarle appears in Piedmont, in the Aleramiche areas, already before the thousand (after the thousand are already found also in the province of Turin, for example in the service of the Visconti of Baratonia, which belonged to the small nobility Aleramica). According to the late writer and scholar Antonio Bodrero, the surname Chiarle derives directly from Charlemagne, since probably the founders were at the service of it, a fact proved by the fact that men of surname Chiarle always appear in the service of noble Aleramici (who had Carolinge ancestry) ) and there seems to be evidence of this continuity in very ancient documents. So, more than French ancestry, we need to talk about Frankish ancestry. Two famous Chiarles: a Napoleonic governor of Exilles (in the Susa Valley) and a major artillery hero of the First World War who gave his name to an Alpine mountain hut in Aosta.