Ferruggia is specific to Palermo, Ferrugia, almost unique, is always from the Palermo area, it could be an altered form of the surname Farruggia (see FARRUGGIA). additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli The Sicilian surname Ferruggia derives from the Calabrian word 'ferrùggia' = ferula (ed. Bacchetta once used to punish schoolchildren).
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