Re: i'm a french champy :=)
I can read some Francais but not very well after too many years away from Maine but I am quite curious about the origination of the Ciampi/Champy/Chiampi/Champey/Ciampa name. That is quite a few variations,no?
i have been told that the Ciampi name originated in France as CAMPOS and over the years it "migrated" to its present spelling.
Have you any ideas or knowledge along these lines?