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surname Ciappara

Postby rosa466 » 24 Sep 2008, 19:16

looking for info on the origin of surname of Ciappara.
or any history about the name?? :D

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Re: surname Ciappara

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Sep 2008, 00:58

The surname Ciaparra is not found in the Italian surname dictionary and is not a local surname in Italy as well,however the surname is found in Corsica and there is a listing for a Jean Ciappara dated September 27, 1874 marrying a Pompeani in Alata, South Corsica, france. =Peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Sep 2008, 13:27

I did find two persons whose surname is CHIAPPARA in Sardinia. Go to www.paginebianche.it and put in Chiappara inthe first line and beneath that inthe second line put in SARDEGNA and click CERCA. If you think you will want to contact these people, please let me know. =Peter=

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Re: surname Ciappara

Postby pink67 » 25 Sep 2008, 15:39

Peter,

I found that the last name Ciappara is pretty common in Malta....

http://www.searchmalta.com/surnames/cia ... ndex.shtml

Laura

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Sep 2008, 20:21

Dear Laura isn't it interesting that these "island" surnames seem to be interconnected in the Mediterranean. Somehow I like to think they stem from Cartheginians. Maybe someday someone who has done a study of the island surnames will furnish us with a history of these island people. Good talking to you. =peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Sep 2008, 21:47

Dear Rosa go to www.searchmalta.com/cgi-local/findemail this lists a fewld with their e-mails. Maybe some are related toyou or know something special about your family.Ciappara surnamed people in different parts of the world. =Peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Sep 2008, 21:54

If this does not bring up the website then go to www.searchmalta.com/surnames/index.stml When that page comes up click PEOPLE FINDER for all 6 Ciappara in Australia, England, France, Canada and elsewhere. =Peter=

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Postby PeterTimber » 25 Sep 2008, 21:56

www.searchmalta.com/surnames/index.shtml sorry for mispelling.=Peter=

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Postby rosa466 » 26 Sep 2008, 13:42

thank you all, i have researched the name in Malta as nearly all my decendents are/where of Maltese hertiage.
I got the idea from somewhere that the name was of Italian/Sicilian origin.
any ideas of the meaninf og the name? :)

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Re: surname Ciappara

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Sep 2008, 13:51

In Italian the word CIAPPAor CIAPPOLA means a chisel used for graving. Most likely Ciappara would be someone who uses this object.=Peter=

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Postby rosa466 » 26 Sep 2008, 18:00

thank you thats very interesting :D

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Postby rosa466 » 26 Sep 2008, 19:01

PeterTimber wrote:Dear Rosa go to www.searchmalta.com/cgi-local/findemail this lists a fewld with their e-mails. Maybe some are related toyou or know something special about your family.Ciappara surnamed people in different parts of the world. =Peter=


tried this as suggested but all emails are not valid mailer demons :(

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Re: surname Ciappara

Postby PeterTimber » 27 Sep 2008, 00:27

use the website ending with SHTML several mesages above this one.=Peter=


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