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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Bua


Bua has strains in Sardinia and Sicily, with small nuclei in Calabria and lower Lazio, Buo, very rare, has a stock in the Neapolitan and one in the Foggia area, they could derive from nicknames originated from the dialectal word indicating the ox, but in some cases it is also possible a derivation from a dialectal modification of the toponym Bova (RC), or it could, especially for southern stocks, derive from the noble Albanian surname Bua, in 1400 the Buas are Barons of Morea, from 1358 to 1400 Ghin Bua Spatas is Despot of Angelocastro in Albania, traces of these surnames can be found in Carolei (CS) in a deed dated 16 November 1612: "... Horatio Belluccio, mayor In p [ræ] sentis dicti Casalis, Thodaro Buscia, M [agist] ro Fabio Squillizza et Basile Bua electis dicti Casalis huius ... ". additions provided by Giuseppe Concas BUA: infantile voice, onomatopoeia, to signify pain> sa bùa o sa bubùa is the scratch or pustule that causes pain to the child. Bua in Cagliari is the buoy, but it also means a fat woman. Currently the surname Bua is present in 227 Italian Municipalities, of which 42 in Sardinia: Oschiri 62, Sassari 44, Olbia 37, Alà dei Sardi 36, Orosei 31, etc. We didn't find it in the ancient papers we consulted. additions provided by Svetko Buha The surname Bua derives from the Bosnian surname Buha, following the Turkish invasion around the 15th century, many inhabitants of Bosnia and Herzegovina escaped to Dalmatia and other parts of Italy.

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

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