La Macchia Family History
La Macchia Name Meaning
Italian: topographic name from the definite article la + macchia ‘thicket’, ‘scrub’. Scrub country was notorious as a hiding place for bandits, and this may be the true meaning of the surname. The phrase alla macchia means ‘secretly’ or ‘clandestinely’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press