Badia Family History
Badia Name Meaning
Spanish, Catalan, and Italian: habitational name from any of numerous places called Badia or Abbadia, or a topographic name for someone living near an abbey, Spanish abadía, Catalan abadia, and Italian badia (from Latin abbatia). In some cases the surname may have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in an abbey or who looked after one.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press