Farrugia is a family name which is primarily found in Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Italy. It is Semitic in form as faruj whilst its Latin form is fellus. In Maltese farruġ means rooster which can be found on the family coat of arms.
The surname is of Italian origin which means one who tilled the land, an agriculturist, who mainly cultivated herbs and cereals for animal feed. Moreover, its Latin variant could mean someone who dealt with iron like a blacksmith.