Erdas is typically Sardinian, from Cabras, Zerfaliu, Villaurbana and Oristano in the Oristano area, from Cagliari and Villasimius in the Cagliari area and from Pabillonis in the Medio Campidano area. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ERDAS: is / sas erdas, is / sas gerdas, are the ciccioli = the pieces of pork after extracting the lard. Of uncertain etymology: probably from the Latin muscerda> mus (mouse) cerda (caccole); but only by juxtaposition. In fact one of the typical breads of Sardinia is on pani cun gerdas = bread with crackling (pork). Here from us sa muscerda is also the swarm of gnats that is found around the vats during the fermentation of the must. We find the surname in the ancient maps: among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, LPDE, of 1388 we find it in the Gerdas exit: Gerdas Michele, ville Gemessi (* Gemussi.distrutto: Jemussi or Gimussa? Partis de Montibus). Currently the surname Erdas is present in 57 Italian Municipalities, of which 31 in Sardinia: Cabras 49, Cagliari 48, Pabillonis 26, Zerfaliu 21, etc.
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