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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Zurru


Zurrida, absolutely rare, it would seem of the Cagliari area, Zurru is typical of the western Cagliari area, they should derive from nicknames originated from the Sardinian word zurru (gush, spring). additions provided by Giuseppe Concas ZURRU: some uncertainties remain on the meaning and etymology. The Basque tsu (r) ru means water jet and similar meaning has the Spanish chorro. According to Massimo Pittau, tzurru, ciurru, zurru have the meaning of trickle, spring, water spring. They therefore have Spanish or Basque as their basis. Here in Campidano we often use the expression: an acciurràda de acqua, a drink (for example, at a spring, from a bottle, from a glass etc .; an acciurràda de binu de sa croccoriga, de su fiascu = a drink from the pumpkin from wine, from the fiasco. Someone derives the surname Zurru from the Spanish Zorro, intended as a fox Finally we mention the Phoenician "tzur" (Giovanni Spano), in the meaning of stone, granite, fortification. traits of a recent surname.Today it is present in 65 Italian Municipalities, 34 of which in Sardinia: Gonnosfanadiga 88, Pabillonis 44, Carbonia 35, Iglesias 25, Cagliari 24. In the peninsula the primacy belongs to Milan with 11 presences, Rome with 5. elders of Gonnosfanadiga say that the surname was born in this inhabited center: it is probable, but so far we have no evidence to prove it with certainty. Something could emerge from the historical archive of the Municipality, but this is not provisionally and searchable. The fact is that the surname is deeply rooted here, as can be seen from the numerous nicknames: Fadiòri, Tabèdda, Pipas, Manunca, Scuau.

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

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