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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Mureddu


MUREDDA | MUREDDU

Muredda, typically Sardinian, is typical of Illorai in the Sassari area, with a stock also in Sedilo nell'oristanese, Mureddu, a specific Sardinian also, spread throughout the island, could derive from the ethnic toponyms like Muravera in Cagliari, but more probably they derive from nicknames originated from the Sardinian word mureddu (muretto) due to indicate a particular location, it is also possible a derivation from a diminutive derived from the surname Mura. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas MUREDDA; MUREDDU: sa muredda, su mureddu (small wall) is the step, generally made of stone, more or less 60/70 centimeters high, placed in front of the entrance of the houses, as a seat, but also to mount on horseback. They certainly have the same etymology of wall / u (lat. Murus). They are not present in the ancient maps of Sardinia, at least in those consulted by us, but among the signatories of the Peace of Eleonora, LPDE of 1388, a certain figure, Murellu Gavino, Oniferi villas (* Oniferi. Today's Oniferi. Curatoria Dore). Currently the surname Muredda is present in 18 Italian Municipalities, of which 6 in Sardinia: Illorai 24, Sedilo18, Sassari 15, etc. Mureddu is present in 193 Italian Municipalities, of which 95 in Sardinia: Cagliari 141, Fonni 120, Nuoro 86, Tempio 74, Sassari 71, etc.

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


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