Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. /butːid͡ʒɪːt͡ʃ/
Other Forms FormsButtigieg
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 3/20/2018
Derived from Maltese tiġieġ meaning "chickens", which is ultimately from Arabic دَجَاجَة (dajāja) meaning "hen, chicken". It is said to be derived from Arabic أبو الدجاج (Abū Dajāj) meaning "chicken owner, poulterer" (literally "father of chickens").