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Ruga has a Piedmontese nucleus in particular in the Novarese in Gozzano and Borgomanero and in Ossolano at Domodossola (VB) and in Premosello-Chiovenda, and one Calabrian in Catanzaro, the origin of the Piedmontese strain should derive from the dialect word Ruga (alley, similar to Caruggio Genovese) to indicate probably characteristics of the place where the family lived.
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