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CURRIDORI

Curridori is typically Sardinian from Villacidro in the Middle Campidano, with a stock also in Vallermosa in Cagliari. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas CURRIDORI: runner and comes from the Latin cùrrere = run, go in a hurry. Andài cùrri, cùrri = to go running. Su cùrri, cùrri is the thousand feet or any insect that walks with a certain speed: su babbalòtti. Cuaddu curridòri = racehorse; it is also called the young man who often goes behind the skirts with pleasure! Currèra = race. For example, when a child enters the house in a hurry, he finds his mother asking him, "E ita est custa currèra"? = "Why so much haste"? Currèra a trivas = race. Sa scurrentzia = dysentery. As a surname we did not find it in the ancient documents, where it is present as a noun: su curritòre was the courier, the postman, who delivered the letters and was often also the auctioneer. Currently the surname is present in 25 Italian Municipalities, of which 13 in Sardinia: Villacidro 127, Vallermosa 15, Cagliari 5, Maracalagonis 3, Domusnovas 3, etc. It is clearly a native of Villacidro and the runners of the other centers also come from this. There are two hypotheses: 1) that the surname Curridori is derived from the ancient curritòre = courier, postman; 2) that comes from Tuscany, province of Grosseto, where the largest stock of the surname Corridori is attested, passed in Sardinia to Curridori.

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


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