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Dating back to at least the fifteenth century. The town of Ħal Farruġ refers to "Farruġ’s Farmstead". Coincidentally, a nearby former hamlet of Ħal Millieri refers to "(Ca)milleri’s farmstead".

From the Arabic al-farrûdj, meaning "one who keeps chickens". Tentatively, farrûdj, or "hen", can also signify love for one's family as well as a provider of comfort and support.

Chickens are relatively commonplace on Maltese heraldry, and usually, signify fertility and a plentiful harvest.

An image linked to a dedicated page about the Maltese surname Farrugia. Also known as Farruġia.
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