Maltese Submitted Surnames
are used on the island of Malta.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Possibly derived from Maltese abjad
(Definitely doesn't come from the word meaning " a child of one's uncle or aunt".
(Warning: Whatever you do, don't look up the coat of arms, if you're squeamish. Take me seriously.)
Another surname of Arabic origins, Farrugia comes from al-farrudj, meaning chicken feeder.
Not to be confused with the German surname of the same spelling.
A bearer of this surname is Anthony Mamo (1909 - 2008), the first president of Malta.
SALIBA Arabic, Maltese
From Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ (ṣalībā)
or Arabic صَلِيب (ṣalīb)
both meaning "crucifix, cross", a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
. The Saliba are a predominantly Christian family of Lebanon, the Levant, and Malta.
Not to be confused with the Catalan and Occitan surname of the same spelling.
Most likely derived from the Arabic al-tawmi - aka someone who grows garlic in their fields. It could also be derived from the word tawm meaning twins.