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Subject: Re: Artiga
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: August 11, 2009 at 2:18:43 PM
Reply to: Artiga by Kirushka
Artiga is an Occitan and Catalan name, coming from Our Lady of Artiga de Lin (Es Bòrdes, Aran Valley). The place name Artiga comes from the Occitan, Catalan and Aragonese word artiga, "slash and burn" (http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artiga), from pre-Roman origin.

If the girl was not Occitan or Catalan, it is possible that Artiga was a transferred use from the surname Artiga, present in Spanish, Aragonese, Occitan and Catalan, with the same etymology that the cited one.

Lumia
http://onomastica.mailcatala.com

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