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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Orgiu


ORGIU

Orgiu is typically Sardinian, from Isili and Nurallao in Cagliari, from Masullas and Mogoro in the Oristano area and from Pabillonis in the Medio Campidano, with a stock also in Olbia, it should derive from a nickname based on the southern Sardinian term orgiu (barley). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ORGIU: orju, oriu, orriu, ordzu, orgiu is the barley. From the Latin hordeum. S'orju is the cereal par excellence for the ancient Sardinians, since it arises spontaneously in the Sardinian land, not the grain which, however, brought by the Phoenicians first, then by the Carthaginians, by the Romans finally, took the place number one, even if the barley has always maintained a very important role in the economic history of Sardinia. For example "s'orriu" = barley, was the land tax paid in barley by all the subjects, free, settlers and servants, who exploited the public lands in the Giudici Kingdoms. S'orria (or even s'orriu) in the Sardinian language is still the granary, where the various grains are laid. The voice, in its variants, is present in the ancient documents of the language and history of Sardinia, especially as a toponym. Orrea, a medieval town in the Curadorìa of Sarrabus, in the judicial kingdom of Càlari, today is the oldest district of San Vito, also called Orrea. Orri, disappeared village, located in Planu s'Orri in the countryside of Serramanna; in the medieval period he did

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


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