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Early Origins of the Campi family

The surname Campi was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Campi family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Campi research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1719 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Campi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Campisi, Campisano, Campitello, Campi, Campolo, Campasi, Campari and many more.

Early Notables of the Campi family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Legrenzio Vincenzo Ciampi, born at Piacenza 1719, was a dramatic composer who went to London in 1748 with a company of Italian singers...
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United States Campi migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Campi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fiburai Campi, who arrived in New Orleans in 1830
  • Fiburai Campi, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • Ferdinand Campi, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Campi (post 1700) +

  • Raymond Charles "Ray" Campi (1934-2021), American rock and roll musician, nicknamed "The King of Rockabilly"
  • P. Paul Campi, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964 [2]
  • Vincenzo Campi (1536-1591), Italian painter
  • Giulio Campi (1502-1572), Italian architect
  • Bernardino Campi, Italian artist
  • Antonio Campi (1536-1591), Italian painter and architect
  • Toussaint Campi, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from
  3. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Toussaint Campi. Retrieved from on Facebook