Eriu, very very rare, is typical of Cagliari, in particular of Villasor, Erriu, decidedly more common, it is also of Cagliari, of Cagliari, Senorbì, San Basilio, Silius, Sinnai, Siurgus Donigala, Sant'Andrea Frius, Quartu Sant'Elena and Selargius. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ERIU; ERRIU: from riu = stream, stream, river, etc. (see Ariu). Erriu is also a town - Villarìos: part of the Municipality of Giba (2300 inhabitants), of the new province of Carbonia - Iglesias. In the Middle Ages it was known as Erriu. Village already in vogue in the Punic period, near Porto Botte, where in the past stood the Solci Portus mentioned by Ptolemy. The medieval town (villa - bidda) belonged to the Curadoria of Sulcis, in the Judicial kingdom of Calari. It was then of the Pisans of the Gherardesca. From 1324 in the Catalan-Aragonese Kingdom of Sardinia, always entrusted to the lords of Gherardesca. For a period it belonged to the judicial kingdom of Arborea, following the conquests of Mariano IV, father of Eleonora. Then back to the Kingdom of Sardinia. Since 1853 Municipality of the same name. In 1866 the town hall was transferred to Masaìnas and took the name of Villarios Masainas. From 1929 the Municipality took the name of Giba. The surname Eriu is present in 16 Italian municipalities, 7 of which are from Sardinia: Villasor 21, Assemini 6, Serramanna 3, etc. Erriu is present in 86 Italian Municipalities, of which 39 in Sardinia: Cagliari 92, Senorbì 87, San Basilio 6, Serramanna 3, etc.
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