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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Angiargiu


Angiargia, quite rare, is typical of Decimoputzu and Decimomannu in Cagliari, Angiargiu, much rarer, seems specific of Gonnosfanadiga (MD), both should derive from the local name of the church of San Michele Arcangelo in the town of Collinas (CA), that is Santa Maria Angiargia. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ANGIARGIA; ANGIARGIU: means guardian or guardian of lambs and derives from the Latin agnus ago = conduco, spingo, I guard the lambs, such as boinargiu, vaccargiu, molentargiu, etc. In the countryside of Collinas (once Forru, famous for its wines), inhabited center of the province of Medio Campidano (formerly in the province of Cagliari), of 1045 inhabitants (2008), there is the rural church of Santa Maria Angiargia, whose party is celebrated in September. Is it near ancient Roman baths, in the locality of Su Angiu? There is no definite information on the date of its construction; some historians date it back to the 12th century. The inhabitants of Collinas derive the name of the Saint from Su Angiu then Angiargia, but obviously they do not know that su angiu means lamb and derives from the Latin agnus and that the saint is precisely the guardian of the lamb of God, that is of the Child Jesus Angiargia and Angiargiu are two rare surnames; not present in ancient papers. Currently Angiargia is present in 12 Italian Municipalities, of which 8/377 in Sardinia (south): Decimoputzu 18, Villasor 12, Decimomannu 9, Assemini 6, etc. Angiargiu is present in 11 Italian Municipalities, of which 9 in Sardinia: Serramanna 12, Gonnosfanadiga 9, Samassi 6, Furtei 5, Cagliari 5, etc.

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

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