Carroga is almost unique, Carrogu, extremely rare, is typical of Cagliari, could derive from a nickname originated from the Sardinian word carroga (crow), but it is also possible that the root derives from variations of the Sardinian word carrogheddu (corbaccio) also a typical musical instrument of the Cagliari area. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas CARROGA; CARROGU: carròga, corròga, corrànca, corràncra, corriòca. It is the crow, from the Latin cornacula. Here in Campidano we distinguish sa carròga niedda (the carrion crow) from sa carròga bràxa (the hooded crow). As children, seeing the black crows in flight, there was spontaneous tongue twister: "Crò, crò, crò, stallamincèdda and lassàda a co '"! Su carrògu mannu was also (without offense) the vicar, for his black suit; is carrogheddus were the seminarians. Tottu accorroncàu, means old / ugly and ugly like a crow. We did not find them in the ancient maps, after all they are derogatory surnames derived most probably from nicknames. They are very rare and almost exclusively Sardinian. Carroga is present in 3 Italian Municipalities, of which 1 in Sardinia: Samassi 3. Carrogu is present in 13 Italian Municipalities, of which 9 in Sardinia: Iglesias 13, Sardara 12, Fluminimaggiore 11, etc. In many parts of the Campidano they are still present as a nickname.
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