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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Loru


Typical of Cagliari, in particular of Villacidro, it could derive from a nickname originating from the apheresis of the dialectal term for laurel. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas LORU: means corrects and derives from the Latin lorum or from the Greek ?????. Su loru is also the leather ring that is placed under the yoke of oxen. The various corrections, which are used in the yoke, are called sa loramenta, from the Latin loramentum. The surnames Lorìa and Lòriga also derive from Loru. We find Loru in the ancient documents of the Sardinian language: among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, * LPDE, of 1388, there are: Loru Guantino, majore (administrator, mayor) ville Alas (Ales, seat of one of the oldest Dioceses of Sardinia - Contrate Partis de Montibus); Loru Nicolao, ville de Sardara (Contrate Montis Realis).

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

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