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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Pira


Pira has a stock in Sardinia in the Nuoro area, in Dorgali, Gavoi, Orgosolo, Nuoro, Macomer, Orosei, Bitti and Sarule, a stock in Olbia, Cagliari and Sassari, and a stock in Sicily, in Licata in the Agrigento region and in San Giuseppe Jato in Palermo, Piras, a specific Sardinian, is widespread throughout Sardinia, derived from a nickname linked to the Sardinian word, but also Sicilian pira or from the plural Sardinian piras (pear, pears). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas PIRA; PIRAS: It derives from the Latin pirus or pirum. Pirus is the tree and pirum the fruit. To indicate the tree in Sardinian we say sa matta de sa pira, to indicate the fruit, sa pira, which corresponds to the Latin pira (the pears). Generally when we say is piras, we indicate the trees. Pira and Piras are toponyms common to all of Sardinia. Furthermore, with the name PIRA and PIRAS we have two disappeared inhabited centers: 1)> Pira Domestica, today disappeared: it was located in the countryside of Ozieri; the medieval town is first attested in the 12th century; it belonged to the Curadorìa of Nughedu, in the judicial kingdom of Torres. It was a private possession of the Dorias. In 1324 it became part of the Aragonese Catalan Kingdom of Sardinia. Later its territory was disputed between the judicial kingdom of Arborea and the Kingdom of Sardinia. Probably due to the continuous wars between the two contenders the village was abandoned, probably towards the end of the XIV century, due to the fact that in 1388 its representatives participated in the famous "Petition" of the Peace of Eleonora, but in the documents of the XV century the name of the village no longer appears. 2)> Piras, a lost village; was

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

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