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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Agattau


Agattau, absolutely rare, is typically Sardinian. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas AGATTAU: very rare surname, which means foundling, from the Latin adcaptare = find. In Gonnosfanadiga when I was still a child (currently - 2008 - I am 63 years old), the elders told of a newborn child, found on the ancient national road, Cagliari - Arbus, then traveled by stagecoaches, around the middle of the XIXth century , on the roadside, in the stretch Villacidro Gonnosfanadiga, wrapped in rags, and who had collected and raised a woman of Gonnosfanadiga, in whose town hall was registered, with the name of Agattau = found. They say he had two children, one of whom moved to Villacidro, the other remained for all his long life in Gonnos, Massimino, who then had two children, one of whom emigrated to Tuscany for work reasons, m he has recently returned to Sardinia, to Pabillonis, where his sister is, married to Mr. Mario Agattau! We still say to Gonnos: "Si funt agattaus s'unu cun s'ateru"! (they "found themselves" together). It seems that Mr. Mario Agattau of Pabillonis, known throughout the Medio Campidano as a producer of excellent melons, comes instead from another strain, which has origins in the Oristano area, in Cabras, where a family with this surname still resides. The third family unit "Agattau" resides in Villacidro and originates from the "foundling" of Gonnos.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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