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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Lorrai


Lorai, very rare, has a stock in Tetenia and one in Narcao nell'iglesiense, Lorrai is a typical Sardinian surname of Ogliastra, in particular Urzulei and Tertenia, but also in Gairo and Cardedu, with strains in Cagliari and Cagliari. Sant`Andrea Frius and Burcei, we could hypothesize a connection with the Sardinian term lòri (wheat, cereals, biada), perhaps to indicate a wealthy family. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas LORAI; LORRAI: derives from the name of a vanished town, Lorrai, better known as Sorrài. It was located west of Neoneli (Municipality of 791 inhabitants, of the Province of Oristano), where the visible remains are still to be found. It belonged to the Curadorìa of Barigadu, in the Giudicato of Arborea. Its representatives were signatories of the Peace of Eleonora of 1388: "Item to Mariano de Uta majore Sorrai villas - juratis (collaborators of the majore): Petro Mancha, Petro Marras and Joanne Mula - habitatoribus (Sorrai villas): Filuccio de Caton, Dominico Lodde , Joanne de Pira, Comita de Unali, Barisono Marras, Joanne Marras, Dominico Murgia and Fiindeo Pisu ". .. (the date of the signature follows) .XV die januarii (MCCCLXXXVIII) - 1388. Currently LORRAI is present in 62 Italian Municipalities, of which 33 in Sardinia: Cagliari 108, Urzulei 68, Quartu SE 35, Gairo 30, Burchi 29, etc. LORAI (probable registry error for Lorrai)) is present in 14 Italian Municipalities, of which 6 in Sardinia: Narcao 18, Iglesias 8, Tertenia 5, Quartu 3, Carbonia 3, Bonarcado 3.

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

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