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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Mulas


Absolutely typical of Sardinia it is widespread, it derives from a nickname originated from the Sardinian dialect word mulas plural of mulu (mule) probably linked to being the progenitor a mule driver or a mule breeder. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas Sa mula is the female of the mule, from the Latin mula. The mule is famous because it endures the labors that other similar ones do not hold up. We Sardinians too to indicate a person who works hard and under any circumstances we say: "Là castiàdhu, traballat ke u 'mulu"! ("Look at it, work like a mule"!). To indicate a woman of easy customs it is said: "Bella mula jei est"! that is, it is a beautiful mule, which sometimes replaces ègua = (filly)! In the ancient maps we find it among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora of 1388 (* LPDE): Mula Joanne, jurato Sorrai villas (* Sorrai.distrutto. Contrate Partis Varicati - Barigadu); Mula Nicolao, juria Curie villas (* Curie de Ploaghe.oderno Plaghe); Mula Parisono, jura Nurau Albu villas (* Nurau Albu. Destroyed. Campitani Majoris). In the Condaghe of Santa Maria di Bonarcado (* CSMB XI °, XII ° sec.), 12 Mula are mentioned, among which we recall: Mula Furatu, of Pietro, husband in (sic) Iorgia Tidu (100), in a partition of servants ; Mula Nastasia (82), in a partition of servants (Ego Girardo prior de Bonarcado, facio partun cun Iudice: homines ki hamus in pare in Augustis: fiios de Petru Mula de Bonàda: Goantines in Clesia et Orzocco in Iudice; Ianni in Clesia et Nastasia a Iudice.): I Girardo, prior of Bonarcardo, I make "partition" (of servants) with the judge, of the men we have in common with Austis (today's Austis): the sons of Pietro Mula di Bonàda, Costantino at the church ( di Bonarcado), Orzocco to the judge; Gianni to the church, Nastasia to the judge. It is currently present in Sardinia, more frequently in the central part, in 177 out of 377 Municipalities. In the national field it is present in 433 Municipalities. In the peninsula the spread is greater in the central north. In USA it is present in 6 States: California with 2 families, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut with 1.

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

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