Following our original list last week, the people behind Kelma Kelma have given us the history behind seven more Maltese surnames – and similar to last week’s, some are a lot nicer than others.
From the Arabic adjuz, we won’t beat around the bush with this explanation since you don’t have much time left – Agius basically means you’re old AF.
Cut those Cachias out of your life, originating from the nickname kakias, their name literally means bad and cruel-spirited.
Always down for a good time, Xuerebs are either named after impressive moustaches or after their alcoholism. Either way, you’re gonna want to invite a Xuereb to a party.
Hailing from across the pond, the Guacis are Ghawdxis… aka from Gozo.
Probably making the best of friends to Farrugias (the chicken feeders), Chetcutis are named after new-born chicks, katkut.
The azzo part means noble, the pardi part is up for debate. You’re either named after a noble beard, or a noble leopard. Really, there’s no losers here.
Keep your friends close, and your Falzons closer. Originating from Italy, a Falzon is a false person, or someone who enjoys lying.