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Whilst Cuschieri features on the Militia Lists of both 1419 and 1420, there are records of a Gaddo Cuzkeri acquiring the feudal domain of Fiddien (outskirts of Rabat) in 1343.

Perhaps deriving from a Sicilian nickname, a manipulation of the French cousquer which means "lazy bones". Meanwhile, in Arabic kushâkir means "food made of lentils and rice" and may refer to a cook.

Dexter arms (outstretched towards the left) in heraldry are symbols of prosperity, merit and qualities of leadership. The or (yellow, gold) field indicates nobility, intelligence, prestige, virtue, and grandeur.

An image linked to a dedicated page about the Maltese surname Cuschieri.
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