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TORRISI | TURRISI

Absolutely Catania the first, Sicilian and Salentino the second, derive from one of the various places such as Torre Archirafi (CT), Torre Normanna (PA), Torregrotta (ME), Torre Cesarea (LE), Torre S. Susanna (BR), etc.

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

TORRU | TURRISI

Torru has a stump in Sassari and one between Oschiri and Monti in Gallura, should derive from a nickname Dervante from the Sardinian term torru, which means obstinate, terlate, stubborn, probably to emphasize a behavioral characteristic of the ancestor, The characteristic is certainly not uncommon among the Sardinian people.

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


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