The Farruggia surname was first found in Sicily
and Malta. In the Maltese language the word "farrug" means "a cockerel."
Early Origins of the Farruggia family
The surname Farruggia was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans
arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest
said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily
one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily
they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Farruggia family
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Farruggia Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Farrugia, Farruggia, Ferrugia, Ferruggia and others.
Early Notables of the Farruggia family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farruggia family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Giovanni Farrugia, who arrived at Ellis Island
, New York from Italy March 22, 1903; Luigi Farrugia of Aragona, Sicily
, who arrived at Ellis Island
on Sep 14, 1907.
Contemporary Notables of the name Farruggia (post 1700)
- Charles Farruggia, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1927 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html