Balestra Family History
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Balestra Name Meaning
Italian and southern French: from Italian, Occitan balestra ‘crossbow’ (Latin ballista ‘(military) catapult’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbows or a soldier armed with a crossbow.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ballester, Kaleta, Best, Calistro, Maestri, Boonstra, Gaeta, Bertran